Mennonite Borsht

"Borsht is a traditional Russian-Mennonite soup, normally served with buns (zwieback). (An adopted recipe.)"
 
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Ready In:
4hrs 30mins
Ingredients:
12
Yields:
1 large pot of soup
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place beef bone in a large soup pot and cover with water.
  • Simmer for 1-3 hours.
  • Cut the meat off the bone and discard bone.
  • If time permits, let the broth sit in the fridge overnight so that fat hardens.
  • Remove hardened fat and discard.
  • Add onions, bay leaf, dillweed, parsley, peppercorns (place peppercorns in a spice ball, or else you'll have to fish them out at the end), carrots and cabbage.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer until all vegetables are tender.
  • If broth is not flavourful enough, add some beef bouillon.
  • Stir in tomato juice or soup.
  • Continue cooking until soup is hot.
  • Serve in soup bowls.
  • If desired, add some sour cream or cream to your bowl.

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Reviews

  1. sounds good. might make it someday
     
  2. very good this way, but if you take out the tomato soup it is called summer borsht, or sammaborscht in german.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Use a ton of dill and parsley. Also, add some chili flakes to give it a little zing!
     

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