Authentic Russian/Ukrainian Borscht
150 mins (prep 30, cooking 120)
9 ingredients
10-15 servings
This is the real way to make Borscht. No canned veggies, no messing around. Just real hearty Borscht, the way my mother makes it. Good ingredients are key, especially the meat, which should be fresh and thick. Once you've had this Borscht, you will not be able to eat any other. For the non-kosher, try it au-natural, or with a nice spoonful of sour cream mixed in (please, not low fat, enjoy this!).

Categories:  seasonal , comfort-food , beef , taste~mood , kosher , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , time-to-make , toddler-friendly , european , winter , russian , kid-friendly , meat , vegetable , jewish-(ashkenazi) , infant~baby-friendly ,
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  • 1 1/2-2 lbs beef, cubed (preferably with bones)
  • 4 large beets, peeled and eighthed (or 6 average beets, quartered)
  • 1 small head of cabbage, shredded (the smallest you can find)
  • 2 large carrots, cut up as you like it (cubed, rounded, shredded, etc)
  • 14 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 bunch dill, minced
  • 1/2 cup instant chicken-style consomme soup and seasoning mix (i like osem)
  • 3 -4 small rice


Serving Size (108.88 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 178.89 Calories from Fat 108.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.03g 185.02%
Saturated Fat 5.86g 292.79%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 52.39mg 174.64%
Sodium 131.6mg 54.83%
Total Carbohydrate 2.66g 8.85%
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g 23.81%
Sugars 1.69 g %
Protein 14.49g 289.71%
Vitamin A 171.86IU% Vitamin C 2.78mg%
Calcium 11.96mg% Iron 1.92mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, small, large carrots, seasoning mix, instant, consomme soup, small