This soup recipe is a staple in any Finnish household. Serve with flatbread (leipa).

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over medium high heat, brown the meat on all sides in the butter. Add 4 cups of the water and bring to a boil. Add the onion, salt and ground black pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour.

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  • Add the carrots, celery and potatoes and simmer for another 1 1/2 hours. Then combine the flour and remaining 1/2 cup water in a separate small bowl, forming a thin paste. Add this to the soup, stirring well; simmer for 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

891.4 calories; protein 50.1g 100% DV; carbohydrates 33.6g 11% DV; fat 61.5g 95% DV; cholesterol 226.5mg 76% DV; sodium 1175.7mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2007
Personally I adore mojakko (unless it's kalamojakka ask an American Finn about that) but mojakko isn't eaten in Finland. It's kind of the Finnish-American equivalent of green beer. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2020
Needs all spice for sure! Plus rutabaga!! Finn for 84 years Read More
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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2020
Needs all spice for sure! Plus rutabaga!! Finn for 84 years Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2003
My mother and grandmother always added whole allspice to the broth instead of cracked pepper. Also you can add carrots and/or rutabaga. It is the essence of comfort food on a cold winter day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2007
Personally I adore mojakko (unless it's kalamojakka ask an American Finn about that) but mojakko isn't eaten in Finland. It's kind of the Finnish-American equivalent of green beer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2006
This was the recipe I have been looking for! My family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2003
This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. Perfect ingredients and easy to make. My Finnish grandmother was very impressed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2009
Mojakka is one of my favourite comfort foods. My mom makes the best mojakka. This is pretty much exactly the same way that she makes it except that she adds whole allspice (I'm honestly not sure how much... for a big pot probably about a tablespoonful). The only problem I have whenever I try to make it myself is that the beef always turns out tough. I haven't figured out what I do wrong... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2010
Loved it. It was soooo good. My husband even complimented and usually he picks things apart. I did add about a tsp. of allspice to it per some of the other reviews. I cooked mine longer too. After the veggies went in I cooked it for about 2 more hours instead of 1 1/2 hrs. The meat was so tinder. Can't wait for left overs at lunch today! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2011
Unfortunately we didn't like this at all. It tasted very bland had to finish it by adding A1 steak sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2015
I have made this soup/stew many times... I also add 3 whole allspice, 2 bay leafs, rutabaga , and parsnips, this is a root vegetable soup after all... This is a great recipe to build off, to suit your family needs/likes... Thanks for the share... :) Read More
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