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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 60.4
  • Total Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 133.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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Grandpa's Beet Borscht

Submitted by: MGARREN
Grandpa's Beet Borscht

Introduction

Grandpa learned this recipe from his mom. My Great Grandma was the daughter of a Rabbi who moved to CA, to marry my Great Grandpa who was an Irish Catholic. Her father embraced the marriage, while G.G.'s family disowned him.

The recipe takes 2 days two make if you fix it in the evening. One day if you cook and chill the beets in the early morning.

This was always a lovely addition to evening meals in the summer. Grandpa always served his with a big dollop of sour cream to be stirred in as you ate it. (I did not include the sour cream in the nutrition info.)
Grandpa learned this recipe from his mom. My Great Grandma was the daughter of a Rabbi who moved to CA, to marry my Great Grandpa who was an Irish Catholic. Her father embraced the marriage, while G.G.'s family disowned him.

The recipe takes 2 days two make if you fix it in the evening. One day if you cook and chill the beets in the early morning.

This was always a lovely addition to evening meals in the summer. Grandpa always served his with a big dollop of sour cream to be stirred in as you ate it. (I did not include the sour cream in the nutrition info.)

Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    1 lb of fresh beets (about 8)
    Juice of 1 large lemon
    Pinch of salt (less than 1/4 tsp)
    1/2 tsp sugar
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    ++ optional sour cream to garnish with Not Calculated into nutrition information

Directions

Wash beets, if they have the tops on Leave Them.
Place washed beets in in a 2 quart or bigger pot. Cover with 2 inches of cold water.

Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until beets are fork tender.

Remove from heat. Allow to chill, place cool pot in fridge to chill further. Once the beets are chilled place them with small amounts of the cooking liquid into the blender and puree. Alternating beets and liquid until all of the liquid and the beets have been pureed. (If you have a food processor use that instead. If neither mash by hand.)
***Caution*** make sure the lid on you tool of choice stays on firmly. Trust me you don't want borscht exploded across your kitchen.

Serve chilled.
++ Optional add a dollop of Sour Cream as garnish
(not covered in the nutrition info for this recipe.)

Serving Size: makes about 5 1 cup servings

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MGARREN.






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