Slow Cooker Borscht Recipe
A delicious and comforting beet and cabbage soup with chunks of beef simmers all day in your slow cooker.
I never had Borscht before making this recipe, so there is nothing for me to compare this to but my own taste buds and it was GREAT even tho I forgot the cabbage! Perfect in the slow cooker. I prepared all the ingredients on Sunday and put it in the slow cooker Monday morning for a easy, comforting dinner ready when I got home. My boyfriend and his son both really liked it too. I will be making this again soon and remembering the cabbage next time!
I liked this recipe, but will make a few changes the next time I cook it. I will add less vinegar - I personally found the flavor a bit overpowering. I found I needed almost 5 cups of broth to cover all the ingredients (once I had added the cabbage) and that the 30 minutes of cooking time on HI at the end wasn't nearly enough to cook the cabbage to the consistency that I prefer. In the future, I will add the cabbage quite a bit earlier. Otherwise I think this is a wonderful, savory borscht.
Wonderful recipe, I love using my slow cooker when I get the chance :) What I wish I would've done: added all the veggies at the beginning! Even the "high" temp isn't really hot enough to disintegrate anything like I though it would. I sear my beef (after tossing in seasoned flour) before starting :S Include the beet greens for sure, half the vinegar, skip the tomato paste, and I blended 1/3 of the soup at the end in the blender until super smooth (after picking out the beef cubes) and re-added to the soup to make a really nice consistency. I found it quite soupy without doing that. Incredible flavour, minimal effort. I will make this again for sure!
I love beets and was looking forward to this stew. It looks pretty, I guess there is a disconnect between the look and the taste. I kept wanting to taste the beets and all I tasted was the tomato paste. Next time, I will leave out the tomato paste.
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