How to make it

  • Prepare the pot roast by browning it well in 2T peanut oil in a dutch oven. Set aside. To the uncleaned pot, add the chopped onion and saute quickly, 2 minutes tops, but not until they are translucent. Deglaze this with the red wine vinegar. Salt and settle the pot roast among the onions, and roast covered at 275°, or until quite tender, perhaps 120 minutes. Either separate off the fat, or let it chill overnight and remove the hardened fat.
  • Wrap the fresh beets in foil and bake at 325° for 2-3 hours or until soft. (If you wish, you may start this process when you bake the pot roast at its lower temperature, then continue baking the beets until they are soft.)
  • Place in the large pot the tomatoes (seeded if you are cooking for folks with diverticulosis), which you have crushed with your bare hands! but not their liquid, the carrots, the celery, the bay leaf, seeds, parsley and garlic, and the broth from the canned beets. Add the broth from the pot roast and about 2 cups water, and perhaps ½ t salt if you have used unsalted canned vegetables.
  • Simmer these for about an hour, until the carrots are tender. In the meantime, sauté the onions in the butter until soft, and add these to the pot. Find the bay leaf and the now-disgusting parsley sprigs and fish them out. Add the canned beets, sliced into strips (but don’t get them this way to begin with!) and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  • At this point, taste the broth. Salt it and add some additional red wine vinegar if you wish.
  • Peel the baked beets, slice them and quarter them, and add them to the pot. Add also the sliced pot roast. Place on top of it all the slivered cabbage. Simmer these an additional 30 minutes, then stir in the cabbage and simmer another 10 minutes.

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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Love Borscht.
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    This is a 'Must Make' SOON "5"FORK recipe~
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  • liezel 10 years ago
    Sounds really great. Thanks for sharing
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