Thanks to Erin & Boy Shannon for all their help sharing part of their crop this year too!!
2 cups good quality chicken broth
6 cups water
1 796ml can diced tomatoes
4 cups sliced, cubed or julienned beets - dealers choice - I like big juliens but was told last night they are "too big" whatevs, they do not have the same love of beets as I do!
2 cups chopped carrots
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
handful of chopped dill, or as much as you like
2 cups green beans, chopped about 1 inch pieces
1 cup thinly sliced beet tops
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp rock salt
ground pepper to taste, plus about 10 whole pepper corns
2-3 bay leaves
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes* only if you like it spicy - this is a super flavourful soup on it's own, though some people like a bit of tang to it - up to you!!
|Ukrainian mise en place|
Put all ingredients into a large stock pot. Bring to boil on high. Drop heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 hours or until vegetables are tender.
|We did three huge pots full last night!|
|Enough for everyone!|