My Sister's Best Borscht

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 pound lean stewing pork, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 6 cups water
  • dashes of salt and pepper
  • 2 small red or white potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 large stalk celery
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 large beets, peeled
  • greens from both beets
  • 1 cup cabbage, chopped quite fine
  1. Saute the chunks of pork in the oil, turning often to make sure they brown evenly.
  2. Add 6 cups of water, along with a dash of salt and pepper.  Bring to boil, and then turn down heat and let simmer for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until meat is tender.
  3. While meat is cooking, cut vegetables into 1 inch pieces, and set aside.
  4. When meat is tender, add cut vegetables to the pot and cook another 2 hours.
  5. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with sour cream.