Clayton Schmitt, e-mail message to Michael Miller.
2 lb. beef brisket
1 large bunch beets
2 medium onions
2 tbsp sugar
1 large clove garlic
2 medium nuggets sour salt or juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
Simmer beef in water to cover generously. Skim to clear. Add sour salt or lemon juice, sliced and peeled onions and beets, sugar, and seasoning. Mince garlic fine, add to broth. Cook until meat is tender (about 3 hours). Correct seasonings, serve hot.