Borscht

borscht

You need a crock pot for this recipe. I made it in a 3.5 quart slow cooker and it was completely full.

This is a traditional Russian soup thats great for a cold day. Its very hearty and filling!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb of beef stew meat cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 medium beets, peeled and chopped finely (or even shredded if you prefer)
  • 1 large potato chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup of carrots sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 (14oz) can of diced tomatoes (I used fire roasted)
  • 1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
  • 2-3 cups of beef broth
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp of dry dill weed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • sour cream (1 tbsp per bowl) for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add ingredients to slow cooker in the order they are written and stir them around once everything is in.
  2. If you have space left in the crock pot, add more beef broth
  3. Cook on high for 4.5-5 hours or low for 8.5-9 hours
  4. Garnish with 1 tbsp of sour cream
  5. Enjoy!
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