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How to cook borscht correctly to make the broth and the color rich: sharing the technology

Kateryna YagovychFood
Secrets of cooking delicious borscht. Source: pixabay.com

Even experienced housewives don't always make perfect borscht. The broth is not very rich, and the beets lose their rich color. Therefore, to get the desired result and please your family with a delicious dish, use the following tips.

The idea of cooking rich red borscht was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Yaryna with the nickname mama_blog_yaruna. It is best to use ribs for the broth.

How to cook borscht correctly to make the broth and the color rich: sharing the technology

The main secrets of cooking perfect borscht:

1. Put meat, whole carrots, and onions in a saucepan.

2. Carefully collect all the foam from the broth.

3. Be sure to add tomato paste to the beetroot roast for color and squeeze lemon juice.

4. Add the cabbage when the potatoes are almost ready.

How to cook borscht correctly to make the broth and the color rich: sharing the technology

Ingredients for 3 liters:

  • potatoes - 3-4 pcs
  • cabbage - half a small head of cabbage
  • carrots - 1 large or 2 small
  • onions - 2 medium
  • beets - 2 small or 1 large
  • pepper - 1 small red pepper
  • lemon juice - 2 tsp.
  • tomato paste - 2 tbsp
  • ribs - 2-3 pcs
  • sugar - 1 tbsp
  • bay leaf - 1 pc
  • oil - 3-4 tablespoons
  • peppercorns - 5-6 pcs
  • dill, salt, spices
  • garlic - 2 cloves (can be squeezed)

Method of preparation:

How to cook borscht correctly to make the broth and the color rich: sharing the technology

1. Rinse the ribs.

2. Peel the carrots and onions.

3. Put the ribs, onions, carrots in a saucepan with water and cover with a lid.

How to cook borscht correctly to make the broth and the color rich: sharing the technology

4. Do not forget to remove the foam from the broth.

5. Peel the vegetables.

6. Finely chop the onion, and grate the carrots and beets.

How to cook borscht correctly to make the broth and the color rich: sharing the technology

7. Cut the pepper into strips.

8. Fry the onions and carrots.

9. Fry the onions and carrots, add the pepper strips and mix.

How to cook borscht correctly to make the broth and the color rich: sharing the technology

10. Add the beets.

11. Be sure to squeeze a little lemon juice into the roast, add tomato paste, 4-6 peppercorns, 1 tbsp of sugar, and 2 cups of broth.

12. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes over low heat.

How to cook borscht correctly to make the broth and the color rich: sharing the technology

13. Dice the potatoes.

14. Remove the carrots and onions from the broth.

15. Add the potatoes, bay leaf and salt.

16. Cover with a lid.

17. Chop the cabbage. When the potatoes are half cooked, add the cabbage to the broth.

How to cook borscht correctly to make the broth and the color rich: sharing the technology

18. After a few minutes, add the roast and stir.

19. Add your favorite spices. Add garlic and dill at the end.

20. Serve with sour cream or mayonnaise, bacon and garlic.

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