4 quarts of water
1 ½ pounds stew meat (optional)
2 medium onions, sliced into rounds
2 stalks celery cut in 1-inch lengths
4 medium beets, peeled and sliced
1 head of green cabbage cut into wedges
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon salt
2 beets coarsely grated
1 six-ounce can of tomato paste
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
Sour Cream (optional)
Into 4 quarts of water Add
stew meat (optional)
Simmer for 2 hours
After simmering add
Simmer for another 20 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve each bowl with a dollop of sour cream (optional).