Sweet and Savory Beet Soup with Creme Fraiche

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Put beets into a pot with water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on medium heat for 40 minutes or until beets are pierce-able with a fork. Drain the beets and let cool. Peel beets and chop into quarters.

In a soup pot, sauté onion in olive oil on medium heat until translucent (3-4 minutes). Add sea salt, beef stock, dill, white wine vinegar and quartered beets. Cook all ingredients together for 7-10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the vegetables from the soup and puree in a food processor or blender. Add the pureed vegetables back to the soup. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Whisk in sour cream. Reserve 1 tbsp. of sour cream and dilute with water so you can make a pretty white swirl on top of the soup.

*For a lighter beet soup, omit the beef stock and use veggie stock or water.