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What are some ingredients in a Ukrainian borscht recipe?

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Some ingredients in a Ukrainian recipe are 2 pounds of beef flank or short ribs, 3 quarts of water, 2 teaspoons of sea salt, 1 medium carrot and 1 medium celeriac, peeled. Cut about one quarter to flavor the broth, and cube the rest.

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Remaining ingredients in Ukrainian borscht are an unpeeled onion, 8 allspice berries, 3 medium to large beets with the green tops removed and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil or butter. Other ingredients are 2 large, coarsely chopped onions; 1 medium parsnip, peeled and cubed; 1 large carrot, cut into 1/2 inch cubes; and 2 medium potatoes, cubed. A further ingredient is 2 medium turnips, cubed. These can be substituted for 2 cups of chopped cabbage.

Other ingredients are 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, freshly ground and 1 heaping tablespoon of tomato paste. There are also 8 to 10 large, crushed garlic cloves, the juice of 1/2 lemon, about 1 cup of sour cream and 3 tablespoons of dillweed, finely chopped. The last ingredient is 3 tablespoons of fresh, flat leafed parsley, also finely chopped.

The soup is prepared in a 5- or 6-quart stockpot by first boiling the meat and the water and baking the beets in a 400 degree oven for about an hour. The broth is strained and set aside, then the stockpot is cleaned out and the rest of the vegetables are saut��ed in butter before the other ingredients are re-added.

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