Russian Borscht/crockpot Style

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I can't remember where I got this recipe...from a magazine or a book years ago. I make it when ever I get fresh beets.

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  • add   1 cup baby carrots
  • add   1 lb lean stewing beef
  • add   1 tablespoon sugar
  • add   sour cream or fresh dill
  • add   4 garlic cloves
  • add   1 cup chopped onions
  • add   1/2 lb fresh beets
  • add   3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans beef broth
  • add   1/4 cup lemon juice
  • add   1 teaspoon black pepper
  • add   1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • add   4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage


  1. Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the following order:.
  2. cabbage, beets, carrots, parsnip, onion, garlic, beef, tomatoes with juice, broth, lemon juice, sugar and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low 7 to 9 hours or until veggies are tender-crisp.Season with additional lemon juice and sugar, if desired garnish with sour cream and fresh dill.