Sunday, August 21, 2011

Borshchok - Russian Beef Soup Recipe

This soup is served hot and is made with meat, but beets are the only vegetable. It is very popular in the western Ukraine, where beets dominate the vegetable crop. Serves eight.

2 bunches of young beets
2 sliced onions
2 lbs. beef brisket
8 cups water
Juice of 2 lemons
2 T. of sugar, more or less, to taste
2 t. salt
Pepper to taste
Croutons for garnish

V.S.P. Peel and dice beets. Place beets, onions and meat in deep pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until meat is tender. Cube meat and return it to pot. Add lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes longer. Serve hot with croutons.

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