What is a highly rated recipe for Ukranian beet borscht?


Quick Answer

Allrecipes.com has a very highly rated recipe for Ukrainian Red Borscht Soup, as do Food.com and NatashasKitchen.com. The recipes are all quite similar to each other and each claims to be authentic.

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For Allrecipes.com's borscht, crumble 16 ounces of pork sausage into a skillet over medium-high heat and cook, stirring, until the pork is no longer pink, then set it aside. Bring to boil a large pot half-filled with about 2 quarts of water, add the sausage and cover. Return the water to a boil, then add 3 medium beets, peeled and shredded, and cook out their color. Add 3 medium carrots, peeled and shredded, and 3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cubed. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until tender, then add half of a medium head of cabbage, cored and shredded, as well as an 8-ounce can of diced tomatoes, drained.

In a skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, then add 1 medium onion, chopped, and cook until tender. Add a 6-ounce can of tomato paste and 3/4 cup of water and stir until well-blended. Tip the contents of the skillet into the pot, then add 3 cloves of garlic, minced. Cover the pot and turn off the heat. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Check seasoning and add salt, pepper or sugar if desired.

Serve the soup in bowls, garnished with sour cream and fresh parsley.

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