This simple pickled cabbage recipe is effortlessly made with minimal ingredients and takes only a few minutes to prepare.
In sterilized jars, place cabbage, beet, and garlic. Repeat these layers until the jar is full.
Create the vinegar marinade by combining sugar, salt, peppercorns, and bay leaves in a small saucepan. Pour 6 cups of water over them and bring to a boil on medium heat.
Simmer for 3 minutes until the salt and sugar dissolve. Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar. Allow the mixture to cool slightly for 1 minute before pouring it into the jars. Be cautious when handling the hot liquid!
Pour the vinegar mixture over the cabbage until it is completely submerged, leaving an inch of space at the top to seal the lid easily and let the cabbage marinate.
Refrigerate the jars, tightly sealed, and let them cool fully at room temperature (approximately 5 hours). Then, refrigerate for 24 hours before enjoying.