• 3 pounds small beets
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 quarts water
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 teaspoons salt


Peel beets and cut into slices. Place into 4quart pot, cover with water and add salt. Cook until beets are soft (about 2 hours). After it is ready, stir in sugar and lemon juice very well.

Can be served garnished with cucumber.

Beets can also be removed from pot and served as a side dish, whole, or combined with other vegetables. Juice can then be served as a drink. Serves 6-8.