Russian Style Cabbage Borscht
Recipe type: entree
Cuisine: Russian
Serves: Serves 12
This is a delicious and hearty soup. Enjoy it with crusty fresh bread.
  • 2 lbs brisket
  • beef bones
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 onions diced
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes
  • 2 lbs cabbage coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp seedless raisins
  1. Sear the brisket in a large skillet
  2. Combine the brisket, bones, and water in a deep soup pot
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Add the onions and tomatoes
  5. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour
  6. Add the cabbage, salt, and pepper
  7. Cook for 1 hour.
  8. Turn off the heat and let it set a few minutes until the fat rises. Skim off any excess fat using a large spoon. (or put it in the refrigerator until the fat is solid and then remove it.
  9. Stir in the lemon juice, sugar, and raisins/
  10. Taste to correct seasonings if necessary.
  11. Serve with the meat as a garnish. (or leave it in the soup)
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