Red Borscht

red borscht

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • 4-5 medium potatoes
  • 1 Beet
  • Piece of Red Pepper
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  • 4 qts of Water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 of  Cabbage
  • 1 Pack of Beef or Chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon of Unsalted Butter
  • Salt and Pepper ot Taste

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  • In a pot boil 4 qts of water, tablespoon of salt, bay leaf and meat, for 30 mins

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  • While the meat is boiling, peal and cut potatoes into small pieces
  • Chop up the onion
  • Shred raw beet
  • Shred carrot
  • On medium heat, melt 1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter on a frying pan
  • Add chopped onion to the pan, stir for a minute then add carrots and beets
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of Tomato paste, stir and take off from heat

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  • After meat has been boiling for 30 mins take a bowl and a strainer, strain the meat from the water to a boil (You will need the water)
  • Put the water from meat back to the pot and add potato, start boiling
  •  After potato starts boiling add in the shredded cabbage

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  • After the potato is fully cooked through, meaning soft; add in the fried onion, beets and carrot

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  • Add in a piece of fresh red pepper, add salt and pepper to taste; At this time you may also put back the meat pieces int to the soup
  • Bring everything to a boil
  • Enjoy! Could serve with a tablespoon of sour cream and bread

red borscht

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