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    Russian Green Borscht

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 50 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr 40 mins

    Chocolatl's Note:

    No beets in this one! Adapted from When the Good Cook Gardens.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 2 lbs beef chuck, cut in 1-inch cubes
    • 2 quarts water
    • 4 teaspoons beef base (or 4 beef bouillon cubes)
    • salt (don't add too much, the beef base will be salty)
    • pepper
    • 1 parsnip, peeled and diced
    • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
    • 2 leeks, chopped
    • 2 stalks celery, chopped
    • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1/2 lb sorrel, chopped
    • 1/2 lb spinach leaves, chopped
    • sour cream (to garnish)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place beef in a large pot or Dutch oven.
    2. 2
      Add water, beef base, salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Add parsnips, carrots, leeks, celery and potatoes.
    5. 5
      Cover and simmer 30 minutes more, or until meat is tender.
    6. 6
      Add sorrel and spinach and simmer until greens are tender, 5-10 minutes more.
    7. 7
      Taste and add sugar if it's too sour.
    8. 8
      Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with sour cream.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 15, 2014

      55

      I really loved this soup! And I feel that it is so good for me, with all the greens! A soup I didn't mind having leftovers for lunch the next day. Thanks for sharing. Made for Culinary Quest Summer 2014.

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    Nutritional Facts for Russian Green Borscht

    Serving Size: 1 (474 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 334.0
     
    Calories from Fat 176
    52%
    Total Fat 19.6 g
    30%
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    38%
    Cholesterol 78.2 mg
    26%
    Sodium 133.1 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.7 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    12%
    Sugars 2.5 g
    10%
    Protein 22.2 g
    44%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    parsnips

    sorrel

    sour cream

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