Berry Beat Jam

Use with steaks and burgers, pork and lamb, roasted vegetables or as an accompaniment on a cheese plate. A great relish with roast chicken in a sandwich.

Makes 1 x 500ml jar


  • 4 large beetroot, peeled and quartered
  • 2 large brown onions, peeled and halved
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup malt vinegar
  • 100ml water
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 1 tsp ground clove
  • 1 x 250g punnet Victorian strawberries, washed, hulled and cut in 8’s


  1. Pre heat oven to 180ºC. Toss beetroot, onion and rosemary in oil, then place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 50 minutes, or until beetroot is tender. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Discard rosemary.
  2. Roughly chop beetroot and onions and place in a saucepan with brown sugar, vinegar, water and spices. Cook for 15 minutes until sugar is well dissolved.
  3. Add strawberries and allow to cook for a further 5 minutes, until soft but not broken up. Use warm.

To store additional jam:
Pour jam into a sterilised jar, and allow to cool then seal. Refrigerate for up to 4 weeks.