Russian Borscht Soup Recipe

Borscht Soup is a rich and healthy soup from the Russian cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Russian Borscht Soup by following this easy recipe.
Russian Borscht Soup Recipe
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  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 pound Lamb Stew Meat (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
  • 1 Onion (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 3-1/2 quarts Beef Broth
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1-1/4 pounds Cabbage (cored and shredded)
  • 1-1/2 pounds ripe Tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 pounds Beets (peeled and diced, tops reserved)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 pint Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Dill (chopped)
How to make Russian Borscht Soup:
  • Heat canola oil in large stockpot, over high heat, until it is very hot.
  • Add lamb and cook, until well-browned.
  • Stir in onion and cook for 2 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add in beef broth, vinegar, lemon juice, cabbage tomatoes, beets, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to boil over high heat. Then, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer covered for 2 hours, or until the lamb and beets are tender.
  • Chop the beet tops and stir into the borscht. Simmer for another 15 minutes.