Sunday, December 7, 2008


Borsch is a traditional vegetable soup that is made with beetroot which gives the soups is red color. There are two different types of borsch; hot and cold. Here is a recipe for hot borsch:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup shredded cabbage
3/4 pound roasted onions, peeled and chopped, reserving liquid
3 1/2 cups beef broth
1 cup pot roast gravy (leftover)
1 pound roasted beets, peeled and julienned, reserving liquid
2 cups diced pot roast
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Garnish: sour cream and dill sprigs

In a large heavy sauce pan over moderate heat, melt butter, add cabbage and cook until wilted. Stir in onions and reserved liquid, the broth, the gravy, the beets and reserved liquid, the pot roast, the vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the soup, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir in the chopped dill. Ladle into warm bowls, spoon a dollop of sour cream onto each serving and garnish the soup with the dill sprigs.( )

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