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Grandma Zatylny's Borscht

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  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Beets 4 Medium, peeled and diced
  Potato 1 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Carrots 2 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Shredded cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs) (White, Red, Or A Combination)
  Vegetable stock/Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Vinegar/Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped fresh tomatoes/1 can of 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped fresh dill/1 tablespoon dried dill 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper To Taste
  Bay leaf 1

1. Combine 3 cups water, beets, potato, carrots, onion, and cabbage in a large saucepan, bring to a boil, and cover. Simmer about 20 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through.
2. Add 4 cups stock, vinegar, tomatoes, dill, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer at least another 30 minutes.
3. In the Polish tradition, top with a dollop of sour cream and serve with pick-led herring, rye bread, dill pickles, and slices of cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 959 Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.1%

Saturated Fat 0.7 g3.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 6792.6 mg283%

Total Carbohydrates 212 g70.8%

Dietary Fiber 57.7 g230.8%

Sugars 108.8 g

Protein 32 g64.4%

Vitamin A 545.2% Vitamin C 398.5%

Calcium 49.8% Iron 95.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Grandma Zatylny's Borscht Recipe