Friday, December 10, 2010

Printable Borscht Recipe

Printable Borscht Recipe

You will need:
  • a big tub of sour cream
  • meat (stewing beef or soup bone or chuck roast) (I used about a 3 lb. roast in this recipe but the quantity is totally up to you)
  • 2 Tbs. butter for meat
  • 2 Tbs. butter for onions  (4 Tbs. butter between the two)
  • 2 onions in large chunks
  • 4 large cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • half a pot of water
  • 2 Tbs. parsley
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 6 oz. can of tomato paste
  • 1/2 medium head of cabbage cut in bite-size chunks
  • 5 carrots cut in bite-size chunks
  • 12 potatoes
  • 15 beets sliced or cut into bite-sized pieces (canned beets may also be used, but they will not need as long to cook)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3-4 beef bouillon cubes
-Put 2 Tbs. butter in bottom of pot.  Cook meat on medium-low heat to sear.
-Remove meat when done, ad 2 Tbs. butter and saute onions and garlic.
-Put meat back into pan and ad half a pot of water.
-Add salt, pepper, bouillon cubes, parsley, lemon juice, tomato paste, bay leaves
-Pour in cabbage and carrots and beets (if using raw ones)
-Let all boil for 1 hour.
-Add potatoes (and beets with juice if using canned ones) and cook for 45 minutes.
-Take out potatoes and chop up.
-Serve with a dollop of sour cream and dipping bread.


  1. I've always wondered what borscht is, and this sounds like something my family would like!


  2. Yum. That sounds really good! :D


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