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Finnish Style Mojakka Recipe
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Finnish Style Mojakka

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"This soup recipe is a staple in any Finnish household. Serve with flat bread."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 55 mins

    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, brown the meat on all sides in the butter or margarine. Add 4 cups of the water and bring to a boil. Add the onion, salt and ground black pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour.
  2. Add the carrots, celery and potatoes and simmer for another 1 1/2 hours. Then combine the flour and remaining 1/2 cup water in a separate small bowl, forming a thin paste. Add this to the soup, stirring well and simmer for 15 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 06, 2013

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 13, 2011

Unfortunately we didn't like this at all. It tasted very bland, had to finish it by adding A1 steak sauce.

Jan 11, 2003

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!

Nov 17, 2007

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.

Jan 18, 2006

This was the recipe I have been looking for! My family loved it!

Jan 11, 2003

This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. Perfect ingredients, and easy to make. My Finnish grandmother was very impressed.

Jan 06, 2010

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!

Nov 03, 2009

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...


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  • Calories
  • 559 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 29.4 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 42.7 g
  • 85%
  • Sodium
  • 852 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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