Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Borsht (Russian Beet Stew)

Borsht is a delicious beet stew, yet very time consuming if we start by roasting the beets. I've created this recipe for busy people to enjoy the benefits of a different, nutritious comfort food at this time of the year.

Borsht (Russian Beet Stew)


2 tbs butter
2 cans beets
1 lb brisket
2 cans beef broth
1 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp Ideal (sugar substitute)
2 small garlic cloves, chopped
¼ red onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
¼ green cabbage, chopped
½ bag frozen potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh parsley
Sour cream

The night before, season the brisket with salt and pepper; add the beef broth and cook it overnight in the crock pot.

When ready to cook, sauté the garlic, onion, and celery stalk with the butter. Add the broth from the meat, red wine vinegar, and sugar. Let it cook for about 20 minutes. Add cabbage and potatoes and cook for another 20 minutes. Shred the meat and add it to the pot. Adjust seasoning and serve warm. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and sour cream.


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