Recipe by jocko_7
"This soup recipe is a staple in any Finnish household. Serve with flat bread."
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boneless beef roast
4 1/2 cups
onion, thinly sliced
ground black pepper
Have to have allspice and rutabaga along with the beef, carrots, onions, celery and potatoes. Whole allspice not ground although ground does work but clouds the liquid. Forget the flour. Both of my parents were 100 percent Finn. Without allspice and rutabaga its not mojakka.
Unfortunately we didn't like this at all. It tasted very bland, had to finish it by adding A1 steak sauce.
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.
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!
This was the recipe I have been looking for!
My family loved it!
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...
This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. Perfect ingredients, and easy to make. My Finnish grandmother was very impressed.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Finnish Style Mojakka
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 559
** Calories from Fat: 265
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