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Russian Borscht

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Ingredients
  Lean beef 1 Pound, cubed
  Water 1 1⁄2 Quart
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Beets 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), shredded
  Carrots 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), shredded
  Shredded white turnips/Rutabagas 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Tomato puree 2 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Cabbage 1⁄2 Small, shredded
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Bay leaves 2
  Sour cream 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Cover beef in salted water and let it simmer for 1-1/2 hours.

MAKING
2) In a large saucepan, simmer beets, carrots, onion, tomato puree, turnips, sugar, butter, and vinegar and keep it covered for 15 minutes.
3) Stir in cabbage and cook further for 10 minutes ensuring to stir constantly.
4) Mix the vegetable mixture with the meat and broth along with pepper and bay leaves.
5) Let it cook until the vegetables are tender.

SERVING
6) Check seasoning, drizzle sour cream and vinegar and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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