My Family Borscht Recipe (If You’re Interested)

Disclosure: Look, it’s not always sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, sometimes, it’s borscht with cabbage, and playing in the snow. I’m Katlina Kliewer, I’m in a multiverse, with good music, good drinks, baby laughter, birthday cake, business meetings, photo-shoots, patient care, and by god some good damn food. So that being said; enjoy the following if you dare…

My German/Mennonite Great Grandmother’s Borscht:

“Cook 1/2 a chicken (more if desired) with bay leaf, celery pieces, chopped onion, 5-6 whole allspice, parsley, salt and pepper until almost done or meat can be separated from the bones. Remove meat from broth, cool and dice in bite size pieces.”

To the broth add:

• Diced chicken

• 1 small onion

• several bay leaves

• parsley

Cook a little longer, then add:

• 1/2 head of cabbage

• 2 potatoes, cubed

• a tomato or tomato juice (V8)

• 1/2-3/4 cup carrot slices

• dash of chili powder

Just before serving, add 1/2 cup cream

This is a much different type of Borscht than the one my Russkie friend makes. Her recipe is made with beets (and was pretty damn good surprisingly).

What do you think?


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  1. Wow. I never had a Borscht before but I can definitely say it is one awesome dish with all the ingredients that you have mentioned. I have noted down the recipe and I will surely try it and I am thinking of surprising my mom with this dish. Good luck. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Judging by the ingredients alone, I can say that this is an awesome dish! But I wish you included pics (or even one will do) of one you made, dear… I bet it’d look scrumptious!

  3. Despite not yet eating Borscht, I sure need to eat one! Just reading title of this post, I am already in it. It sounds and looks tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  4. Hi Katlina? This is one recipe that I would want to try. I have never eaten borscht but the way you have put together the recipe make it so clear to understand and am confident that I will come up with a tasty meal if I follow the instructions. If you have other home made recipes please share.

    • If I come across another good one I will! Also, everyone else is more than welcome to post any of their favorites. I’m always excited to try something new. On this site, we can post whatever we want.

  5. I will give the recipe to my sister-in-law, the cook in the home, to try it out. Thank you for posting the Borscht recipe. I love cabbage.

  6. Wow didn’t know that you’re hiding an inner cook within yourself. Thanks for sharing your family recipe of Borscht. I would like to make it sometime.

  7. Хорошо, но, сливки, это должно быть. Видите ли, есть другие дополнения, которые можно сделать для сливок.

    Okay bye!

      • Плохо, не говорится о вашем блюде. Видите ли, еда в основном просто стереотипна или обычно считается русской традицией. Но восточногерманская или более Восточная Азия имеют нечто похожее, например, супы и шарики капусты и окунутое мясо или даже тонко нарезанные ягнята.

        • Как десерт, скажем, яблочный пирог Американский. Некоторые предметы могут казаться простой и простой против других мировых деликатесов?

          • Разве это не самые простые вещи во всех культурах? О, и вы уверены, что вы не русский робот? 😉 Just Checking.

    • Однако, чтобы не повлиять на эту тему, вы считали президента США на следующих выборах?


  8. Wow! This really looks good and I can’t help myself from drooling. Your recipe is easy to understand, too. Now it makes me want to conquer the kitchen this early and try this. Thank you!

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