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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 123.8
  • Total Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.8 mg
  • Sodium: 292.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 12.2 g

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Authentic Ukrainian Borscht

Submitted by: FRENCHPRINCESSE
Authentic Ukrainian Borscht

Introduction

My boyfriend is Ukrainian and grew up in Kharkiv, where fresh foods and soups - especially Borscht - are staples. And his mom is an amazing cook!
I spent a month and a half in Ukraine and learned a few dishes from her that I am tweaking at home to reproduce the flavor.

Here is my Ukrainian Borscht recipe - it is boyfriend approved.

Serve topped with a dollup of sour cream for an authentic experience! Yum!
My boyfriend is Ukrainian and grew up in Kharkiv, where fresh foods and soups - especially Borscht - are staples. And his mom is an amazing cook!
I spent a month and a half in Ukraine and learned a few dishes from her that I am tweaking at home to reproduce the flavor.

Here is my Ukrainian Borscht recipe - it is boyfriend approved.

Serve topped with a dollup of sour cream for an authentic experience! Yum!

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    Water, 2 L
    Low Sodium Chicken Broth, 1L
    Chicken, 1lb, cut in strips (can also use beef, ...)
    Red Beets, 2 medium, diced
    Potatoes, 4 medium, diced
    Onion, yellow, 1/2 large, diced
    Carrot, 1 large, diced
    Tomato Paste, 3-4 Tbsp
    Cabbage, 1/4 head, diced
    Dill, fresh, about 2 Tbsp
    Parsley, fresh, about 2 Tbsp
    Garlic, 1 clove, crushed
    Pepper, black, 1 tsp
    Olive Oil, 1tsp

Directions

Boil water in a pot. Add meat, potatoes and beets.

In a skillet, simmer onions and carrots in olive oil.
Stir in tomato paste and cook for ten more minutes, or until turning golden. Stir continously.

Pour skillet mixture into pot.
Add the cut cabbage and heat unti boiling point. Boil for 3 minutes.
Add parsley and dill and turn off heat.
Add crushed garlic and black pepper. Salt if preferred.

Mix all ingredients and cover for one hour. Don't open the pot - flavors are mixing! Let the taste and aroma become richer...

Serve hot with sour cream - add a dollup on the soup or leave in the center of the table so that everyone can add to taste.

Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FRENCHPRINCESSE.






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Hey...would love to try this recipe...but didn't you leave out the BEETS???? I looked numerous times, but you only mention them in the text of recipe and not in the list...please correct!! Thanks. - 2/24/11

    Reply from FRENCHPRINCESSE (2/24/11)
    Good point. Lol. They are pretty important!!! :)
    I have made the correction.


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