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Summer Beet Borscht

Serves 8


2 bunches fresh beets, small ones, about 10
2 quarts spring water
2 teaspoons salt
Juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon or more, to taste, sugar
Sour Cream
Hard Cooked eggs, chopped


Simmer beets in water until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Cool slightly and add in salt, lemon juice, sugar and pepper to taste. (You can season it better as it cools and might have to adjust salt or sugar).

Serve with sour cream and chopped hard eggs on the side.


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