Christmas Borscht Recipe

Step 1

Drain beets reserving liquid. Set beets aside. In a large saucepan combine beet liquid, water, celery, carrot, bay leaf, garlic, peppercorns and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Remove vsegetables and seasonings with a slotted spoon. Stir in reserved diced beets, lemon juice and sugar. Continue cooking 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve topped with sour cream and/or dill sprigs. Makes 8 servings.

Tops Grocery Store Ad flyer. November 12, 1991 "Polish Christmas Eve"

Things You'll Need

  • 32oz Beets, diced canned
  • 3c Water
  • 1 Celery stalk
  • 1 Carrot, quartered
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4ts Peppercorns, whole
  • 1/4ts Salt
  • 1tb Lemon juice
  • 1ts Sugar
  • 1 Dairy sour cream or dill sprigs

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