Borscht

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    3 hours 20 min

    This takes some time, but is well worth the effort. I use a food processor. It is a hearty soup, great on a cold winter night. Serve hot, topped with soured cream.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 1.3kg bone-in beef shin
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1.4L water
    • 250g carrots, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 2 sticks celery, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1/3 medium cabbage, shredded
    • 500g beetroot, peeled and grated
    • 250ml tomato juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

    1. In a large pot over medium heat, brown beef in oil. Stir in onion and water, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 hours, until meat is tender.
    2. Remove meat from stock and set aside to cool slightly. Stir carrots, celery, cabbage, beetroot, tomato juice, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper into stock. When meat is cool enough to handle, cut meat from bone and into bite-size pieces and return to soup. Simmer until vegetables are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
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    amazing!!!  -  03 Dec 2015

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    This Borscht is pretty good, but it could use some modifications. As the other reviewers suggested, a few tablespoons of dill is necessary to make this authentic. Also, I substituted tomato puree for the tomato juice to thicken the soup and give it a little heartier flavor. I'd also suggest adding more salt and pepper, to taste. This should be served with a dollop of sour cream, plain yogurt, or kefir. If you want to reduce the fat content, let the borscht cool and skim the fat off the top - the beef shanks do add a good amount of grease.  -  13 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    Great Borsch! I was trying to find a recipe that is similar to my Grandma's Polish Borsch and this one sounded close. Im giving this 4 stars because, like other reviewers said, it needs that fresh dill to give it the right taste. I added about 3 tablespoons. I also used much more cabbage and beets than was supposed to. an entire small head of cabbage and 6 large beets. I also think this recipe would be better if using short ribs instead of beef schank, but everyone in my family enjoyed this. Tumbs up - im not an experienced cook yet and it was not too difficult to make.  -  21 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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