smoked beet-pickled eggs
6 Eggs, hard boiled
1 Red Beets, scrubbed and trimmed
1 Cup apple cider vinegar
1 Cup Beet, juice
1/4 Onion, Sliced
1/3 Cup granulated sugar
1 star anise
When ready to cook, start the Z Grill grill and set the temperature to 275 degrees F. Preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Place the peeled hard boiled eggs directly on the grill and smoke for 30 minutes.
Put the smoked eggs in a quart size glass jar with the cooked/chopped beets in the bottom.
In a medium sauce pan, add the vinegar, beet juice, onion, sugar, cardamom and anise.
Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, until sugar has dissolved and the onions are translucent (about 5 minutes).
Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.
Pour the vinegar and onions mixture over the eggs and beets in the jar, covering the eggs completely.
Securely close with the jar lid. Refrigerate up to a month. Enjoy!