"Basic" Beet Borscht

Recipe by Dee514
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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut off beet greens from the beets but leave about an inch or two of the tops on the beets.
  • **Option:mince removed beet tops to add later.
  • Scrub the beets well.
  • In a large pot, add beets and cover with cold water (about 3/4 full).
  • Bring the water to a boil and boil this for about 15-25 minutes until the beets are cooked.
  • Remove the beets from the water; save the water from the beets ("beetjuice").
  • Remove the skins from the beets.
  • Strain the"beet juice" (through a cheese cloth lined sieve) into a pot.
  • Peel and grate the onion.
  • Grate the beets (can use food processor for grating onion and beets).
  • Put the grated onion and beets into the pot with the strained beet juice.
  • **Option:you can add the finely chopped/minced beet tops, if you want to use them.
  • Bring all to a quick boil.
  • Add the salt, lemon juice, pepper (optional), and honey (optional), simmer until the honey has dissolved and all is well heated.
  • Serve, garnished with a dollop of sour cream (optional).
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