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Instant Pot marinated beets

Instant Pot Marinated Beets

An easy side dish for any meal. These beets are served cold after a quick prep time.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinate Time 1 d
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Ukrainian-Canadian
Servings 8 people


  • Instant Pot
  • Steam insert for Instant Pot
  • 13 inch by 9 inch oblong baking dish


  • pounds beets small
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • cups white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cloves whole



  • Rinse and scrub the beets. Add them to the Instant Pot on top of a steamer insert with 2 cups of water and 2 Tablespoons white vinegar.
    Small scrubbed beet
  • Set the Instant Pot to cook for 10 minutes (for small beets)
    Steamed beets in the Instant Pot
  • Release the pressure immediately and transfer the beets to a cutting board to start to cool. Or, rinse under water to cool off faster (and slip off any skins)

Prepare marinade

  • While the beets are cooking, combine the 1½ cups white wine vinegar, 1 cup water, ¼ cup honey, 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 2 whole cloves in a measuring cup. Boil on High power in the microwave for 5 minutes.
    Combining marinade ingredients in a measuring cup

Marinate beets

  • Slice the beets into ¼ inch round slices
    Slicing beets into rounds
  • Arrange the beets in a low casserole dish or 13"x9" oblong Pyrex pan
    Beets arranged in a flat dish
  • Pour the marinade mixture over the beets. Ensure all the beets are covered. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove the whole cloves before serving.
    Instant Pot marinated beets


  • This recipe is great to serve as a side dish
  • To make serving easier (and less messy), serve the drained beets instead of the beets with the marinade
Keyword vegetarian