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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Grandma Katrina's Russian Borscht ♥

Here is a traditional russian borscht recipe my Grandma Katrina used to make,  I made a healthy version of it, on a chilly night like tonight ( a balmy -1 )for dinner  it's perfect!  ♥

Ingredients ♥

2 quarts beef stock
3 tablespoons margarine
1 cup cabbage, finely chopped
1 cup potatoes, diced
1/2 cup carrots, diced
1 stalk celery, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups canned tomatoes
1/2 cup juice (from can of beets)
1 cup cooked or canned beets, diced
a pinch of sugar
1 teaspoon vinegar
chopped dill or parsley (for garnishing)
sour cream ( light ) 
1/2 sliced hard boiled egg

Directions ♥

In a large heavy pan, melt margarine and lightly sauté cabbage, potatoes, carrots, celery and onion for approximately 5 minutes. Add beef stock. Blend canned tomatoes or press through a sieve until fine. Add pureed tomatoes and beet juice to stock. Cover and simmer over low heat until vegetables are firmly tender but not soft.
At this point, add the chopped beets and vinegar. Season well with salt and pepper, and a pinch of sugar  and remove from heat before the beets begin to lose their color.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of dill or parsley, add your sliced hard boiled egg over each bowl and enjoy!  ♥

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