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Beet Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Anna Bryla
Added: Thursday, November 6, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Piece of pork (1/2 lb. of any cut will do)
4 tbsp. vinegar
Salt
Canned beets
Flour
1 cup milk
Potatoes (4 or 5 cut in chunks and boiled)
1/2 cup onions, chopped
Salt pork or bacon, chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Cover small piece of pork with water and bring to a boil slowly. Take off scum as it collects. Add 3 or 4 tbsp. vinegar and salt to taste. Cover and simmer until meat is soft, 1 hours or more. Drain whole canned beets (save liquid). Cut beets or grate and add to pot with juice. Mix 2 to 3 tbsp. flour with milk until smooth (1 cup milk). Let soup come to fast boil, then add the milk and flour to soup next, a little at a time. Add more as it comes to boil, mixing continually. When it comes to last boil, take off the heat. Add salt to taste. Boil potatoes. Fry salt pork or bacon and chopped onions. Add to boiled potatoes and serve with soup.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Soup was a favorite, especially in the winter when it was cold and snowy. Serve with rye bread and butter. CMB

 

 

 

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