Russian Meat Solyanka

Recipe by Bonnie G 2
READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat a pan with oil or butter.
  • Cut onion in thin semi rings and stir until transparent, but not browned.
  • Cut pickled cucumbers in strips and add to onions.
  • Add tomato paste and stir until mixed - 2-3 minutes.
  • Add meat chopped into fine pieces (you can actually use any variety of meat you prefer, but above is what I chose to use).
  • Add to Crock pot.
  • Add can of stewed tomatoes and water to just the top of mixture.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours.
  • About 1 hour before serving add olives, mushrooms and capers.
  • Add flour to thicken.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream and lemon slice for garnish.
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RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@Bonnie G 2
Contributor
“While in Russia my DH and I enjoyed all the different soups we tried there, specially in the cold winter months. One of our favorites was "Meat Solyanka - (salty)" I've been searching for it ever since we returned. I found this one on a Russian site and it comes the closest to what we wanted, though I've changed it quite a bit so it's not really authentic, we like the meat left in ours and a thicker soup than we were served and I also changed it to use my crock pot for ease. I hesitate to make this public as it's not the Beef Stew taste we are used to, but the spices give it a rich, salty, spicy taste and if you're up to trying something a little different you may like this.”