Cabbage Borscht Mennonite Soup

Cabbage Borscht Mennonite Soup

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Alea 8

"This is my Omas recipe that she got from her mom, which she took with her when she fled Russia during the fall of the Czar. It's a real Mennonite soup."

Ingredients 2 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 274 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring beef soup bones and water to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, adding more water, as necessary, to maintain the 2 quart level. Remove and discard the soup bones, then strain the broth into a fresh pot, and return to the stove.
  2. Stir in the carrots, potatoes, cabbage, onions, parsley, allspice berries, bay leaf, star anise, salt, and pepper. Cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and return soup to a boil. Serve individual bowls of soup topped with heavy cream.
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Jeanne
12/22/2010

This is much like my mother's borscht- here's a tip: she peels the potatoes and puts them in whole (instead of cubing them). When they soften, she cradles them in a large spoon and uses a fork to break them into bite sized chunks and. For some reason, THIS MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE. I know not why. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

lwehrli
7/7/2010

I made this with chicken instead of beef. Personal preference. Didn't have allspice berries or star anise. Used home canned tomatoes, fresh dill and it was excellent. Reminds me of my childhood.

Ronna
3/19/2012

Almost exactly like the borscht recipe handed down from my russian grandmother. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because star anise is such a strong flavour and, to me, overpowers the soup. Instead, we use lots dill seed (wrapped in layered cheesecloth and simmered with the bones to infuse a lovely dill flavour into the broth). Dill and cabbage go so well together in this soup!