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We have a neighbor named Helga whose parents are from Russia. One day my husband and I were invited to dinner. My husband is a picky eater, but loves this dish made with beef instead of lamb. I think it's wonderful either way.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs 20 mins
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat canola oil over medium-high heat in a large stockpot until very hot. Add the cubed lamb, and sear until well browned. Stir in the onion, and cook until tender and translucent, about 2 minutes.

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  • Pour in the beef broth, vinegar, and lemon juice; add the cabbage, tomatoes, diced beets, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the lamb and beets are tender, about 2 hours.

  • Chop the beet tops, stir into the borscht, and simmer an additional 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish the soup bowls with a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkling of dill after ladling in the soup.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; protein 28.3g; carbohydrates 33g; fat 32.5g; cholesterol 72.4mg; sodium 763.1mg. Full Nutrition
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