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Baba Hook's Borscht Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nancy Welsh
Added: Sunday, August 30, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
12 cups of chopped beets
4 chopped carrots
1 or 2 diced onions
1 tsp. dill
2 sticks of diced celery
1 can of beans with tomato sauce
Pepper and salt
Lemon juice to taste
Optional: whipping cream or sour cream

Directions:
Directions:
Add enough water to cover the ingredients.
Boil until the beets are soft
(The borscht can be frozen at this point).
To make it ready to eat, mix 2 tbsp. cornstarch to whipping or sour cream, and add to borscht to acquire the desired thickness
Boil again

 

 

 

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