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Borscht Recipe

Servings: 5
Calories: 355kcal
Author: saladmenu.com

Ingredients

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 qts water
  • 1 lb beef or chicken
  • 1 dry bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 small carrots grated
  • 1 red beet grated
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4-5 potatoes cubed
  • 1/4 of a cabbage head shredded
  • 1/4 of a red bell pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill chopped

Instructions

  • In a large pot boil 4 quarts of water with 1 lb beef, 1 dry bay leaf, and 1 Tablespoon of salt. Boil for 30 minutes.
  • While the meat is boiling, heat up 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet.
  • Add in onion. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add inthe grated carrots and beet. Sauté everything for another 5 minutes.
  • Add in 1 Tablespoon of tomato paste. Stir together and set aside.
  • After the meat has been boiling for 30 minutes, take a bowl or a different pot and strain water from the meat. Set the meat aside.
  • Add potatoes to the water from the meat. Bring to a boil.
  • Add in shredded cabbage. Boil until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add in sautéed vegetables to the pot.
  • Add 1/4 piece of red bell pepper, then salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you like the meat in your soup, this is the time to add it back in. (Optional)
  • Sprinkle the fresh chopped dill.
  • Bring everything to a boil. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal | Protein: 251g | Fat: 101g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Sugar: 68g