Borsch

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large pot, brown meat in butter, then remove and set aside.
  • Saute the onions (using more butter, if needed), the set aside with the meat.
  • Make a paste of remaining butter and flour and add water as needed, save this for thickening at the end.
  • Return meat to pot, add smoked pork and water.
  • Bring to a boil then simmer.
  • Add bay leaf, peppercorns, garlic, beet greens, carrot, celery, and parsley.
  • Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Peel and grate one of the beets into 1/4 cup water and set aside to make the lovely color.
  • Scrub and cook the other 7 beets in a separate pan, and when done set aside to cool.
  • Add tomatoes, beans, cabbage, potatoes, vinegar and sugar and simmer (another hour of cooking total).
  • Peel and dice beets and add to soup.
  • Add thickening to soup.
  • During last 15 minutes of cooking, add grated beets and juice (and franks).
  • Cut the frankfurters in half lengthwise, leaving about an inch uncut. Cut the strips in half lengthwise. Cut the 2 strips in half, then cut each of these 4 strips in half. The frankfurter will be an inch of solid meat with 8 strips attached. When cooked, the strips curl, and resemble an octopus. Children love this!
  • Serve with sour cream.
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