Russian-Style Beet Borscht
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10 – 12 cups vegetable stock*
2 lbs beets, shredded
(use box grater or food processor – no need to peel)
1 large onion, chopped
2 -3 cups green cabbage, chopped
1 large bunch of spinach leaves
(or beet tops or swiss chard), chopped
1 tsp granulated garlic
Salt to taste
1 tbsp butter (no substitutions!)
Fresh dill, chopped fine
(use a liberal amount – 2 -3 tbsp)
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Combine beets, onion, cabbage, potato and garlic with stock.
Bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 – 2 hours.
Add salt to taste as well as the chopped greens.
Add the dill and butter, simmer for 5 minutes more.
Stir sour cream into soup before eating. Even if you don’t think that you like sour cream, be adventurous and try it. You will be pleasantly surprised!
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