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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Russian Famous Red Borsch Recipe

A wonderfully delicious and easily prepared borsch recipe handed down from generations. From the first sight, looks like simple mix of beets and cabbage. There are so many versions of borsch. Try this Borsch recipe, it really gives a great meal. Serve with French bread, or some Russian style black bread if you can find it. I can't recommend this recipe highly enough. Russian borscht is a time-consuming effort, but the results are worth it: a rich, chicken base with a robustness you can’t find in any canned soup. It can be made with beef or vegetarian.
   
      Ingredients:
3 quarts Water 
1 lb Chicken or 3 tbsp“Organic Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base” Paste
5 large Potatoes

1 large Beet 
1 med Onion
2 Carrots
1/2 head large Cabbage
1 small can Tomato sauce

1 tbs vinegar or lemon juice4-5 cloves Garlic (optional)
1 small bell pepper (optional)
Parsley flakes, Dill, Green onion
Salt, Pepper, Vegeta, Bay leaf,  





I like to buy my meat at Trader Joe's.




Wash meat really good. Put it on the skillet with water. Boil for 10 min. Peel skin of drumsticks. Add it to a boiling water. Add bay leaf, salt,vegeta. Boil for 40min to 1 hour.  Take the drumsticks out pull apart  into smaller pieces. 

While the meat boiling cut onion into small pieces. Put in the oiled skillet. Add shredded carrots. Saute on med until golden brown. Add tomato sauce.












Cut potatoes in small pieces. Add to boiling meat. 






Add thinly shredded beet. I did not have a a fresh beet at the time so I added 1 table spoon of dry beet powder. Add 1 tbs vinegar or lemon juice.  Boil for 5 min.
                                                            
Shred cabbage into thin slices. Add to the borscht.
Boil for few more min. Add garlic. 
Add parsley flakes.
Add dill. Turn the stove off. 
Enjoy with 1/2 tsp of mayo or sour cream.


36 comments:

  1. Super good. Excellent for whole family

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  2. I am going to try your recipe. Looks really yummy! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  3. Дорогая Лия, замечательный рецепт, вот только название не вам надо изменить! Ну не может борщ быть русским, борщ это блюдо украинской кухни. Как никогда не станут щи украинским блюдом, так и борщ не станет представлять раздел русской кухни.

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    1. Ya ne zhau tochno cheyo bludo borsch. Americans ne znaut toze. Oni sprashivaut Russian borsch recipe. Vot ya zdelala russky borsch.
      Thanks✿✿✿

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  4. Какая разница. Не оброшай внимания Лия Находятся люди завистливые а имя поставить не хотят мол стыдно. Ты все делаешь прекрасно. А вы украинка не хамите. А лутще помолитесь нельзя так поступать. Всех вам благ. Приятного аппетита. Таня

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    1. Ya toje dumau kakaya raznitsya chei borsch. Spasibo Tania za vashy zabotu.
      Thank you✿✿✿

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  5. Лия, простите меня пожалуйста! Я ни в коем случае не хотела вас обидеть или задеть. Как я писала, что это замечательный рецепт, да и в целом, содержание блога - супер рецепты на все случаи жизни. Если бы я знала, что вы так болезненно отреагируете на мое замечание, то не комментировала бы. Простите еще раз. А имя мне совсем не стыдно свое поставить - Наташа.

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    1. Net problem ya sovsem ne obitchevaya. Ya daze ne znau vseh kto mne pishet comments. Ya prosto ulibnulas kogda prochutala vashu comment. Ya virosla v Amerike, mama Ukrainka papa Russky. Dlya menya vse ertsepti russkie kakie ya delau, mne net raznitsi. Ya lublu chitat comments. Pishite ya vsegda rada.
      Spasibo Natasha✿✿✿

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  6. sweetie can u write half the recipe for me its just me and my husband he really wants me to cook borsh and i dont want to make a big batch thank u! Hes russian we got married and im bad at making borsh so i really want to try urs because ive tried ur oother recipes and they were a success

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    1. 5-6 cups Water
      2 Chicken drumsticks or 2 tbsp“Organic Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base” Paste
      2 large Potatoes
      1/2 Beet
      1/2 med Onion
      1 small Carrot
      1/4 head large Cabbage
      3/4 small can Tomato sauce
      1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
      2 cloves Garlic (optional)
      1/2 small bell pepper (optional)
      Parsley flakes, Dill, Green onion for topping
      Salt, Pepper, Vegeta, Bay leaf,
      Serve with mayo or sour cream
      Enjoy:)))

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  7. how thin do u shred beets?

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    1. On small shredder like cheese grater. Any size would work just fine.
      Thanks✿✿✿

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  8. thank you honey -alana

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  9. thanks for cutting recipe in half for me this portion woul,d great to try for my little family!!!!!

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  10. hey darling the beets have to be raw da? or cooked them shreddered? so borsh differnet than other recipes

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    1. Raw beet shred first then add to the borsch with potatoes. I make with or with out garlic and bell peppers. So try with em or with out, see what you like best.
      Thanks✿✿✿

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  11. im a lttle confused in the begining do you boil for ten min in 5 cups water and then in different pan cook rest of the ingredients and same amount of water? Zhana

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    1. I cook meat first let all the stuff come out from it. Then take out the meat and put in the clean pot of water, for making borsch. I hope this answers your question.
      Thanks Zhana✿✿✿

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  12. yes makes sence you hepled so much im so thankful God bless you! -zhana

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    1. Enjoy:)
      God Bless You too✿✿✿

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  13. turned out the best borsh ever!!!!!!!!!!! so good wow

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    1. I am glad you like it:)
      Enjoy:)))))

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  14. sweetie thanks for the details this borsh is my fav will be making this version always-alana

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    1. My family loves it too:)
      Thanks, Alana✿✿✿

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  15. hey Lea do you by any chance have more of a reddish borsh? my son and i ate ur version it was soooo good but my husband said it just tastes like beets and said his mom made borsh with more of an orange color he is picky when it comes to anthing with beets its funny but ill def make more of ur version cuz i love it. i was wondering if u ever make more of orange color borsh if that makes sence? i remember my mother in law sauteing beets lol thanks lea. Emilia

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    1. You can saute beets or don't put em in the borsch and do not add vinegar. Just use tomato sauce and add a couple of fresh tomatoes just grate em. That will taste really good.
      I hope you will enjoy it:)))
      Thanks Emilia✿✿✿

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  16. will make this today:) hope it turns out good:) Do you have a recipe how to bake delicous merigue cake i bought it once in everett russian store with chocolate glaze. i moved and really want it lol

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    1. It should turn out great:) I live in Everett:))))) Is that cake called Birds milk I have it posted. Or is it Kievsky cake with beze?

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  17. Hi Leachka,
    I need HELP!!!
    Making this right now and forgot to buy tomatoe sauce!
    can I use ketchup? -ALANA

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    1. Yes, Alana ketchup works just fine too:)
      Enjoy!

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  18. It did work yay! thanks for replying it was soooo tasty and not too red perfect thanks
    -Alana

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