Beef and Beet Borscht

4 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    4 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 50 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“It was this soup that started my lifelong love of adding sour cream to things. The way the tangy, rich cream melts into the hot, beefy broth is a wonder to behold.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

  1. Cook beef shank in a large soup pot over high heat until browned, about 3 minutes per side; add water, onion, carrots, celery, and bay leaf to the pot, bring to a simmer and cook until meat is tender and falling off the bone, about 4 hours. Strain broth and discard solids.
  2. Combine beef broth, beets, and cabbage in a large soup pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until beets are tender, about 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add vinegar, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Serve garnished with sour cream and dill.

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Reviews (4)

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Sundance
10

Sundance

Omg.....marry me please!! Chef John Love your recipes would relocate if you would cook for me...LOL On a serious note- Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes.

enigma42310
4

enigma42310

When I made this it was my first time making or trying borscht. It was absolutely incredible! I ate everything in my bowl and then went back for seconds, and even my husband enjoyed eating it (a MAJOR accomplishment!) And the leftovers are equally good.

gingy1
4

gingy1

Great recipe. I love beets and this is a winner! I totally agree with Sundances review. Amen. Thank you, Chef John. Gingy1

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 138 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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