This recipe--the ultimate homage to beets--is a lesson in individualized cooking processes. You'll use the packet-steaming method for the beets, carrots, potatoes, garlic, and onions. You'll brown beef. You'll wilt cabbage. The broth simply brings it all together, slowly and gently. Keep this in mind when it's time to build a soup or stew on the fly with odds, ends, and leftovers.