"We have a neighbor named Helga whose parents are from Russia. One day my husband and I were invited to dinner. My husband is a picky eater, but loves this dish made with beef instead of lamb. I think it's wonderful either way." — KIKI810
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lamb stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
onion, peeled and finely chopped
3 1/2 quarts
red wine vinegar
1 1/4 pounds
cabbage, cored and shredded
1 1/2 pounds
ripe tomatoes, diced
beets, peeled and diced (tops reserved)
freshly ground black pepper
Love this recipe!!! My wife is from Belarus and I would keep asking her to make Borscht, she never has time lol. Finally I took matters into my own hands and made it my self thanks for the great recipe. The only thing I changed was I didn't leave on for 2 hours only 45 mins and it was good. Taste to tell I always say,its the best part of cooking.
This soup was good and easy. My staple borscht starts w/sauted cabbage, onion, scredded carrots and bacon which is added to broth with both cubed and mashed potatoes along with beets which is excellent, but more time consuming. Don't think I'll make this one again and will stick to my own recipe.
a great borscht, i used lamb shanks and roasted my beets first. made it more sweet and savory,also threw in some carrots. a good recipe thanks helga!
This was the first time that I have ever made Borscht, and this recipe was easy to prep/cook and was very good. I couldn't get my hands on any lamb, so I used beef instead. I will definitely make it again.
I love beet soup and I thought that the lamb gave this soup a wonderful dimension. I also added a few extra ingredients: carrots, garlic and fennel seeds (added with the lamb/onions) as well as a handful of barley, a couple of diced potatoes and 2 tablespoons of honey. Yum-tastic! Thanks Helga!
Excellent!! I had to use beef chuck because I could not find lamb in my area. Also added a diced turnip and 1/2 cup chopped celery along with the other vegetables and reduced the beef broth to two and 1/2 quarts. I also used canned tomatoes ( 16 oz can).
Will make this again. It taste even better the second day after the flavors mingle.
Amazing borscht. Made my mom mad a little bit that I one upped hers with this recipe. I substitute stew beef for the lamb, just because lamb is next to impossible to find near me, and it is still to die for. Freezes very well.
First time making this and it turned out great! Will make this again for sure!! Thanks
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Helga's Russian Borscht
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 293
See how to make simple, comforting beef borscht.
Lamb is stewed in Moroccan spices until moist and tender.
This classic stew is hearty, easy, and delicious.