Borscht Or Beet And Cabbage Soup Recipe

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Borscht Or Beet And Cabbage Soup
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  1. Place water, salt, carrots, 1/2 of the bell pepper, celery, beets, tomatoes, and quartered potatoes in a large stock pot over high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Melt 1/3 cup butter in a separate skillet over medium heat.
  3. Saute onions in butter until tender, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove 1/2 cup of sauce from skillet, and set aside.
  6. Stir half of the cabbage into the skillet with remaining sauce, and continue simmering 5 minutes more, or until tender.
  7. Remove beets from boiling liquid.
  8. Allow to cool and either dice or julienne.
  9. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon or tongs, and place in a bowl with remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and the cream.
  10. You can either mash together until smooth or cube. The original recipe suggests the potatoes should be mashed.
  11. Return the 1/2 cup of reserved onion-tomato sauce to the stock pot. Stir in diced potatoes, and either diced or julienned beets and simmer until just tender but still firm, approximately 5 minutes. Increase heat to a low boil, and stir in remaining cabbage, tomato sauce, and mashed potatoes.
  12. Reduce heat and simmer a few minutes more.
  13. Stir in remaining bell pepper, season with black pepper, and serve.
  14. Note: I add 1 clove of minced garlic to this and I like to place a small spoonful of sour cream on top.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 183.54 Kcal (768 kJ)
Calories from fat 80.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.99g 14%
Cholesterol 25.27mg 8%
Sodium 811.77mg 34%
Potassium 608.73mg 13%
Total Carbs 23.82g 8%
Sugars 8.99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 5.49g 22%
Protein 3.76g 8%
Vitamin C 31.4mg 52%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 36%
Iron 6.7mg 37%
Calcium 93.1mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 44.68 Kcal (187 kJ)
Calories from fat 19.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.19g 14%
Cholesterol 6.15mg 8%
Sodium 197.62mg 34%
Potassium 148.19mg 13%
Total Carbs 5.8g 8%
Sugars 2.19g 36%
Dietary Fiber 1.34g 22%
Protein 0.91g 8%
Vitamin C 7.6mg 52%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 36%
Iron 1.6mg 37%
Calcium 22.7mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.6
  • 5

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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