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Christmas Borscht
Submitted by Keldon C. See all of Keldon C.'s recipes. | December 1st, 2022

This dish is traditionally served on Christmas Eve in Polish cuisine.

Ingredients are for 8 Servings.
Scale It
Amount Unit Ingredient
32 ounces
3 cups
1 stalk
1 large
1 whole
1 clove
1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Optional Ingredients
Amount Unit Ingredient
1 container
1 sprig
Drain beets reserving liquid. Set aside.

In a large saucepan combine beet liquid, water, celery, carrot, bay leaf, garlic, peppercorns and salt.

Bring to a boil.

Cover, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove vegetables and seasonings with a slotted spoon.

Stir diced beets into the seasoned liquid.

Add lemon juice and sugar.

Continue cooking for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Serve topped with sour cream and, or dill sprigs, if you like.

Submitted by Keldon C. See all my recipes. | December 1st, 2022

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