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Green borscht with meatballs, bell pepper and tomato paste
Spoon and Fork 2020-06-07
The main distinguishing feature of the green borscht according to this recipe is that instead of pieces of meat there are meatballs, for which minced meat is added finely chopped boiled egg, bell peppers and herbs. And sweet peppers and tomato paste are rarely found in green borscht. Such tricks make the green borscht even more attractive and tasty.
Step by step photo recipe: Green borsch with meatballs, bell peppers and tomato paste
Prepare all the ingredients you need.
Peel and wash potatoes, carrots and onions.
Soak the greens in very cold salted water for 10 minutes so that all the "living creatures", if any, float to the surface. Then rinse and dry the greens.
Pour five eggs (if large, take three) in a saucepan with cold water, bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
The required degree of readiness of the eggs is hard boiled. Place the boiled eggs in cold water and cool completely by changing the water several times. Peel the cooled eggs.
Cut half the specified amount of bell peppers into very small cubes. Cut the remaining pepper into strips.
Cut the onion into quarters.
Cut the carrots into cubes.
In a skillet, heat 2.5 tbsp. tablespoons of vegetable oil. Fry the onion over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until transparent.
Add strips of bell peppers and carrots to the onion.
Stir. Saute on low heat for 10 minutes.
Cut two boiled eggs into large cubes. Cut one boiled egg very finely. Leave the remaining two boiled eggs for serving.
Finely chop green onions, dill and parsley with a knife.
In a deep bowl, combine the minced meat, half of the finely chopped onion, dill and parsley, the finely chopped egg and bell pepper. Add a raw egg, a pinch of salt and 1/3 teaspoon of black pepper.
Stir. Beat the minced meat, collecting it in a lump and throwing it with force on the bottom of the bowl (repeat 15-20 times).
Form the meatballs into the size of a quail egg.
Cut the potatoes into large cubes.
Pour 2 liters of cold water over the potatoes in a saucepan and heat. Cook for 5 minutes after boiling, skimming off the foam that appears with a slotted spoon.
Add the fried onions, carrots and bell peppers to the potato saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Put the meatballs in boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the tomato paste for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
Cut the sorrel into strips.
After boiling for 10 minutes, add the coarsely diced eggs to the saucepan.
Send sorrel and tomato paste there. Cook for 2 minutes.
Finally, add the remaining finely chopped herbs, salt and black pepper to taste. Turn off the fire. Cover the pot with green borscht with a lid and let it brew for 10 minutes.
Pour green borsch with meatballs, bell peppers and tomato paste on bowls, top with sour cream if desired and garnish with fresh parsley leaves. Cut the remaining boiled eggs into wedges and add borscht to each portion.
Enjoy your meal!