Red Beet Eggs are a great recipe for any gathering; make it up ahead of time and just pull it out when ready to serve.
Red beet eggs are delicious any time but especially known for picnics or parties. They are so easy to serve because they are prepared days ahead of time.
They need to simply be pulled from the refrigerator and put on a serving dish. When I have a get-together, THIS is the kind of recipe I love.
The big day is easy and unhurried when the preparation is done beforehand.
There are many versions of red beet eggs but this simple one is our favorite. Some add garlic, onions or spices but we like them with just the eggs, beets and tang of the vinegar.
We have substituted Stevia, Xylitol or Erythritol instead of the sugar and they work just fine. You do want some sort of sweetener with the vinegar or it will just not be good. We like tangy but not THAT tangy! Bleck!
The sugar measurements are on the light side. You may like much more than listed. Most people don’t drink the juice (but it’s OK if you do!) so most of the sugar is not eaten.
Hint: We refill it with more eggs at least once to get the most out of the liquid.
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12 hard boiled eggs, shelled
2 cans sliced or whole beets
2 cups beet juice from cans (add water to make that much if needed)
2 cups white vinegar (equal to amount of beet juice/water)
1/4 cup of sugar, 12 packs Stevia, 1/4 cup of Xylitol, Erythritol or equivalent substitute of your choice–this is totally to taste
Heat beet juice/water to very hot but not boiling.
- 12 hard boiled eggs, shelled
- 2 cans sliced or whole beets
- 2 cups beet juice from cans (add water to make that much if needed)
- 2 cups white vinegar (equal to amount of beet juice/water)
- 1/4 cup of sugar, 12 packs Stevia, 1/4 cup of Xylitol or equivalent
- substitute of your choice--this is totally to taste
- Heat beet juice/water to very hot but not boiling.
- Add sugar or sugar substitute and stir until dissolved.
- Add vinegar.
- Put eggs and beets in glass jar.
- Let liquid cool just a little then pour over eggs and beets.
- Let sit for at least 4 days.
Serving size says 1 egg but nutrition assumes beet will be eaten with it. If you eat only the egg, carbs and sugar will be much lower.
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Serving Size1 egg
Amount Per Serving Calories 128Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 187mgSodium 104mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 7g
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