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Beetroot hot soup with beans and balls - Borscht.

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2 beets, washed, peeled, grated, simmered.
200 g (7 oz) fresh cabbage, shredded.
1 potato, washed, peeled, cubed.
3 tbsp white beans, washed, soaked in the water.
1 carrot, grated.
1 onion, chopped.
1 tbsp tomato paste.
3 - 4 garlic cloves
50 g (1,8 oz) sunflower oil, (or Soya oil, or olive oil)
1 tbsp sugar.
20 g,  6% ( 1oz) vinegar.
1, 5 litres / 3 pint water
sour cream.
Chopped green Celery, dill, parsley, coriander, green onions, bay leaf, pepper, to taste.

For balls:

200 g (7 oz) beef, minced.
1 onion, finely chopped.
1 - 2 tbsp water, or milk.
1 egg, beaten.
pinch pepper.
pinch salt.


1. Cook beans in the water until done, add potato and cook for 15 minutes. 

2. Blanch onion in oil until golden, add carrot and tomato paste. Stew for 7 - 10 minutes, (use a frying pan).  Peeled and grated beet simmer in oil. Add vinegar.

3. Put shredded fresh cabbage  in to broth. Cook for 15 - 20 minutes.

4. Mix all ingredients for balls. Shape small balls and put into boiling broth with vegetables.

5. Add to broth sugar and salt to taste. 

6. Add to broth all fried vegetables: onion, carrot, tomatoes, beet. Cook for 15 minutes.

7. Five to ten minutes before the Borscht is cooked, add: chopped green Celery, dill, parsley, coriander, green onions, bay leaf, pepper, garlic cloves to taste.

Serve with meat balls and sour cream. 

Soup will be beautiful and very tasty: red with a lot greenery.