Finnish Style Mojakka

Finnish Style Mojakka

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"This soup recipe is a staple in any Finnish household. Serve with flat bread."


3 h 5 m servings 559 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 559 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 29.4 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 42.7 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 852 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, brown the meat on all sides in the butter or margarine. Add 4 cups of the water and bring to a boil. Add the onion, salt and ground black pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour.
  2. Add the carrots, celery and potatoes and simmer for another 1 1/2 hours. Then combine the flour and remaining 1/2 cup water in a separate small bowl, forming a thin paste. Add this to the soup, stirring well and simmer for 15 more minutes.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Have to have allspice and rutabaga along with the beef, carrots, onions, celery and potatoes. Whole allspice not ground although ground does work but clouds the liquid. Forget the flour. Both of...

My mother and grandmother always added whole allspice to the broth instead of cracked pepper. Also you can add carrots and/or rutabaga. It is the essence of comfort food on a cold winter day!

Personally, I adore mojakko (unless it's kalamojakka, ask an American Finn about that), but mojakko isn't eaten in Finland. It's kind of the Finnish-American equivalent of green beer.

This was the recipe I have been looking for! My family loved it!

This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. Perfect ingredients, and easy to make. My Finnish grandmother was very impressed.

Loved it. It was soooo good. My husband even complimented and usually he picks things apart. I did add about a tsp. of allspice to it per some of the other reviews. I cooked mine longer too....

Mojakka is one of my favourite comfort foods. My mom makes the best mojakka. This is pretty much exactly the same way that she makes it except that she adds whole allspice (I'm honestly not su...

Unfortunately we didn't like this at all. It tasted very bland, had to finish it by adding A1 steak sauce.

I have made this soup/stew many times... I also add 3 whole allspice, 2 bay leafs, rutabaga , and parsnips, this is a root vegetable soup after all... This is a great recipe to build off, to sui...