Cook and peel beets today...can tomorrow?

sos_acres(Z5 SE IA)July 9, 2014

Anyone see a problem with cooking and removing the skin from beets today, refrigerating them overnight and canning tomorrow? I am running out of time...short of staying up really late!

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Cook today, drain and cool overnight in fridge. Peel and can tomorrow.

They have to cool before you can peel them anyway so leave the peeling and canning until tomorrow. Peel them today and bacteria have access to them overnight. Let the bacteria have the peel instead and then pitch it tomorrow. :)


    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 5:42PM
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sos_acres(Z5 SE IA)

Thanks Dave!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 7:58PM
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I read this too late. Today I roasted 9# of beets, let them cool and peeled them. Put them in the frig and will can them tomorrow. I think with a quart of apple cider vinegar in the brine, any bacteria will croak.

I wouldn't leave them longer than overnight though.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 4:46PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

I hope they aren't already in the jars?


    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 4:55PM
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qbush(6, NE MA)

Dave thanks for THAT idea! The bacteria will have to go out the compost pile to find the beet skins though, I have to clean up the counter quick, or I end up with stained everything!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 8:35AM
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