Peeled and perfect for cutting.
Cut the beets as thin as possible. While cooking they can easily be overcooked and still hard.
Tin slices help prevent this.
FYI beets stain everything the juice touches to pink - including exiting bodily fluids (pee).
This is how I measure things... looks about right.
I added some of the leaves and other pieces of the beet for flavor and looks.
This is the chicken soup that I had made the other day. I used about half of this bowl.
Final Result. Yum!
An additional benefit of Barscht... decorating on a dime.