Ingredients: (serves 6)
1 kg grated cooked beets (either pre-packaged, or cook and grate beets yourself)
500 g beef cubes
beef stock cubes
200 g grated carrots
1 large celery bulb, grated
250 g mushrooms, sliced
3 big onions, diced
4 garlic cloves, crushed
laurel leaves (3-4)
400 ml sour cream
(boil and grate the beets first if you're not using the pre-packaged kind)
Fry the celery bulb, mushrooms, garlic and onions in butter for a few minutes till soft. Add salt, pepper, sugar, cumin and a bit of vinegar. Stir it around a bit.
Now add the cooked beets and carrot and the beefcubes, bones, stock cubes and laurel leaves. Add water till it's about 2 liters of thick soup. Simmer on low fire till beef is cooked.
Add more salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot with generous dollops of sour cream.