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Lisa's Borscht

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“This is from a Safeway/Vons magazine and was a prize winner in one of their contests. Wonderful on a cold, winter's day.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large pot and brown beef in two batches, sprinkling each batch with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. With a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a bowl and set aside.
  3. In the same pot, melt butter and add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Cook, stirring, until onions are soft, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add half of the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add reserved beef, beef broth, bay leaves and 2 cups water.
  7. Bring to a boil; lower heat, cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 1 hour.
  8. Add beets and cook 10 minutes; then add carrots and potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  9. Add cabbaqe and remaining garlic and cook until cabbage is wilted, about 5 minutes.
  10. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Serve with sour cream to dollop into the borscht.

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