German/Russian Borscht Recipe

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German/Russian Borscht
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  1. Add beets into a Dutch oven or large saucepan. Fill with water and add vinegar. Cook over medium heat until tender, this may take an hour or so. Check for doneness by poking a toothpick or fork into a beet. Remove beets and reserve juice. Peel and dice beets when they have cooled.
  2. For cooking the rest of the soup you may choose which method of cooking (baking, or slow cooking) that works best for you. Add remaining ingredients (EXCEPT beets, beet leaves, and cream) into a roaster pan to bake in oven, or large crock pot to slow cook.
  3. Simmer in a 250 degrees oven for 6-8 hours or low in a crock pot for 8-12 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  4. If the broth looks fatty, strain broth from vegetables, let cool, and skim off fat. Sometimes I may cook the vegetables the day before so that all the fat will separate and flavors blend.
  5. Add broth, vegetables, beets, and reserved beet juice into a large Dutch oven or stockpot. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add beet leaves, cook 5 minutes.
  7. Add cream, turn heat off. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 129.06 Kcal (540 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.48g 7%
Cholesterol 12.1mg 4%
Sodium 436.56mg 18%
Potassium 406.74mg 9%
Total Carbs 18.97g 6%
Sugars 6.95g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g 18%
Protein 4.49g 9%
Vitamin C 16.6mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 90mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 45.46 Kcal (190 kJ)
Calories from fat 14.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.58g 7%
Cholesterol 4.26mg 4%
Sodium 153.78mg 18%
Potassium 143.28mg 9%
Total Carbs 6.68g 6%
Sugars 2.45g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1.55g 18%
Protein 1.58g 9%
Vitamin C 5.9mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 14%
Iron 0.3mg 4%
Calcium 31.7mg 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

  • 2.2
  • 3

Good Points

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

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