Russian Cabbage Borscht

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An elderly lady residing in Turkey served this to a friend of ours while he was in that country several years ago. She has since passed away, but her recipe lives on. It is the best Borscht recipe I've ever enjoyed. Serve topped with sour cream, extra dill weed, chopped fresh tomatoes.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups thinly sliced potatoes

  • 1 cup thinly sliced beets

  • 4 cups vegetable stock or water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 ½ cups chopped onions

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 celery stalk, chopped

  • 1 large carrot, sliced

  • 3 cups coarsely chopped red cabbage

  • black pepper to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon fresh dill weed

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 cup tomato puree

  • sour cream, for topping

  • chopped tomatoes, for garnish

Directions

  1. Place sliced potatoes and beets in a medium saucepan over high heat; cover with stock, and boil until vegetables are tender. Remove potatoes and beets with a slotted spoon, and reserve stock.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, caraway seeds, and salt; cook until onions become soft and translucent. Then stir in celery, carrots, and cabbage. Mix in reserved stock; cook, covered, until all vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

  3. Add potatoes and beets to the skillet. Season with black pepper and dill weed. Stir in cider vinegar, honey, and tomato puree. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer at least 30 minutes. Serve topped with sour cream, extra dill weed, and chopped fresh tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 908mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 34mg 170%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 558mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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