Borscht

Number served:

Ingredients:

  • beets (raw and sliced) - 2 cup
  • brown onions - 1 unit
  • fresh garlic - 2 clove
  • water - 2 quart
  • salt - 2 teaspoon
  • brown sugar - 3 tablespoon
  • lemon juice - 1/4 cup

Directions:

Wash and peel beets and thickly slice so they cook faster. Peel the onion and garlic cloves. Leave the onion and garlic cloves whole since we will be removing them later.

Mix everything except the lemon juice and sugar in a large covered pot and cook over low heat for one hour.

Add the sugar and lemon juice. Cook an additional thirty minutes, remove from heat and let cool. Discard the onion and garlic and use a hand mixer to blend into a cold soup.

Optional: place a small spoonful of sour cream on top of each serving.

Get creative: based on the statistics of over 100,000 recipes, here are some other ingredients that are commonly used with the ingredients in this recipe that you might want to experiment by adding one or two of the following (amounts adjusted assuming you making 4 servings):

  • coconut oil : 1 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds : 1/4 teaspoon
  • garam masala : 1/4 teaspoon
  • vinegar : 1/2 tablespoon
  • olive oil : 1 teaspoon
  • vegetable oil : 1 teaspoon
  • dry mustard : 1/4 teaspoon
  • oil : 1 teaspoon
  • sherry : 1 tablespoon
  • white pepper : 1/4 teaspoon

Approximate nutrients
per serving
(% daily requirement):


  • iron 39%

    brown sugar: 4%
    brown onions: 4%
    beets: 30%

  • sugar 35%

    brown sugar: 22%
    brown onions: 3%
    beets: 9%

  • food_folate 20%

    brown onions: 1%
    beets: 18%

  • folate_total 20%

    brown onions: 1%
    beets: 18%

  • carbohydrate 17%

    lemon juice: 1%
    brown sugar: 8%
    brown onions: 2%
    beets: 5%

  • vitamin_c 17%

    lemon juice: 9%
    brown onions: 3%
    beets: 4%

  • manganese 15%

    brown onions: 2%
    beets: 12%

  • copper 7%

    brown onions: 1%
    beets: 5%

  • vitamin_b6 7%

    brown onions: 3%
    beets: 3%

  • fiber 6%

    brown onions: 1%
    beets: 5%

  • magnesium 6%

    brown onions: 1%
    beets: 4%