- This is one dish where schmaltz (chicken fat, duck fat) or dripping adds to the flavour in a most delightful way. You could also add a little butter when sweating the onions, if you were that way inclined.
- Some babushkas add a tablespoon or so of jam (plum or apricot work well) to bring out the beets’ natural sweetness more. You can do this at the end if need be.
- You can make this plant-based by using olive oil and vegetable stock, and a vegan sour cream alternative to finish.