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My pickled eggs, I do as you do. Vegetables, I process in a hot water bath. I've never done meat, but if I did, I'd be buying a pressure canner. If you're only doing one jar of pickled beets / beans, then you can keep them in the fridge for awhile. Pickles usually get better after sitting awhile, so , I don't eat them as soon as they are done. Might help if you tell us what kind of things you are interested in pickling.
Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.