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Borscht Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cindy Arcand

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 (1 inch thick) slice bone-in beef shank (or beef ribs)

3 quarts water

1 onion, chopped

2 cups chopped carrots, separated into one cup piles

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 bay leaf

3 cups diced peeled beets

2 cups chopped cabbage

2 cups chopped beet tops (or spinach)

1/4 cup white vinegar, or to taste

salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 cup sour cream, for garnish

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
1. Cook beef shank in a large soup pot over high heat until browned, about 3 minutes per side; add water, onion, 1 cup carrots, celery, and bay leaf to the pot, bring to a simmer and cook until meat is tender and falling off the bone, about 4 hours. Strain broth and discard solids.

2. Combine beef broth, beets, carrots, beans, and cabbage in a large soup pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until beets are tender, about 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add chopped beet tops, vinegar, salt, and black pepper.

3. Serve garnished with sour cream and dill.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
5 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a close version to John Jager's borscht soup.
I remove the meat from the bones, shred the meat and add to the soup.

 

 

 

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