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Ukrainian Baba's Pork Roast

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This old recipe features a favorite Ukrainian vegetable; beets. This give the roast an unusual red color. Serve with kasha or lokshyna (noodles)."
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1 h 35 m servings 956
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Pat meat dry with a paper towel and rub with 2 tablespoons flour and salt. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown meat on all sides. Add the sliced onions, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for about one hour, adding a little water if necessary. Turn meat twice during the roasting process.
  2. Place beets in a saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until beets are tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Chop beets into cubes and add to the roasting pan. Add prunes and beet water, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove roast to a platter. Mix 1 tablespoon of flour with sour cream. Pour into roasting pan and mix well, scraping the sides and bottom. Simmer until sauce thickens. Season with paprika and taste. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 956 calories; 52.2 59.7 63.9 210 992 Full nutrition

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This is a good recipe with lots of missing pieces. The amount of water to cover the beets should be more defined as it makes the gravy. The sauce could be improved by blending some/all of the be...

Forget the oil, there's plenty in the pork already

I made it as an International dish for school children. It tastes wonderful and is tender. Those who tried it, REALLY liked it, but many couldn't get past the unique red color from the beets.