Recipe Three: Variations with Pickled Beets
There's a wide variety of ways you can spice your pickled beets. Here are a few ideas--for each idea, you would omit the pickling spice, if you use the first recipe, or omit the dill if using the second recipe, and add the following instead (and then follow the above recipes to finish the product):
1. Tie 10 whole cloves and 2 broken cinnamon sticks into a square of cheesecloth to create a spice bag. Add to bring and boil.
2. Evenly divide 2 tablespoons caraway seed and 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns among the jars before adding beets and brine.
3. Evenly divide 2 tablespoon cumin seed and 1 teaspoon whole cloves among the jars before adding beets and brine.
4. Add sliced onions to the brine and boil (for this variation, keep the original pickling spice in the recipe).