Russian Green Borscht

Recipe by Chocolatl
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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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)
  • 1
    parsnip, peeled and diced
  • 1
    carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2
    leeks, chopped
  • 2
    stalks celery, chopped
  • 2
    medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 12
    lb sorrel, chopped
  • 12
    lb spinach leaves, chopped
  • sour cream (to garnish)
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DIRECTIONS

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