• Beets, 1 bunch, peeled
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 pounds meat
  • 4 onions
  • Marrow bones
  • Juice of 2 lemons (6 tablespoons)
  • Salt to taste


Wash, peel and grate or dice beets, Place in large pot and simmer slowly in water with bones, meat* and onions, approximately 45 minutes. Add sugar, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Continue cooking 1/2 hour. Serve hot. Serves 6.

*Meat can be removed from soup and served separately or with another meal.

Variation: Leave out meat and bones and serve cold.