1Remove the dirt from the beetroot and place them in a large pot.
2Top with water and boil until soft. Strain the beetroot and peel them. An easy way is rubbing the beetroot in a towel while still hot (the towel will be badly stained doing this). Wear gloves when doing this job to avoid having stained fingers for days.
3Dice the beetroot into 1/2 cm cubes.
4Place all ingredients, except the beetroot, into a pot and bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes and add the beetroot, bring back to the boil and simmer for an additional 3 minutes.
5Fill into sterilised jars, close the lid tight and place the jars into a water bath and boil for 10 minutes, or place the jars into a steamer for 10 minutes.
6Place the hot jars onto towels and let cool, store in a cool, dark place.