Cabbage Borscht Mennonite Soup

Cabbage Borscht Mennonite Soup

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."


2 h 20 m servings 274 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • 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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  1. 14 Ratings


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 t...

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. ...

I made this twice. I gave it 4 stars as I made is "as listed" first. Family and I liked it/didn't love it...but it did have merit as it is quite different. So I decided to try again and tweak a ...

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 childh...

this is a fabulous homemade soup just like my mother in laws thanks for the recipe

Used up two soup bones, made it on a chilly November day. 4 of us enjoyed it, I'd say the consensus level was 'pretty good'. A couple of things: - it says it serves 8; I stayed pretty close to...

Good old-fashioned soup. Makes a lot!

I'm giving this 5 stars, but I used this as a basis to make my own Cabbage Borscht. Made 1/2 of the recipe, and was using up some things I had in the cupboard, like stew meat (I rolled in flour...

When I make soup with bones I boil the bones for at least a day and overnight to get all the nutrients out of the bones - good for the stomach. It was a good healthy soup but it seemed very blan...