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Kharcho is a  Ukrainian Beef Soup

Kharcho Soup

Tastyfood - Recipes

Ingredients for Kharcho:

Serves 4 - 6


 - 1½ lb - 675g beef stew meat)

- 4½ cups - 1l beef stock or water with beef bouillon cubes

 - 2 tsp  olive oil , divided

 - 1 medium onion, chopped

 - 2 celery ribs, finely chopped

  - 1 can 14 oz - 400g can diced tomatoes

 - 2 dry bay leaves

 - 1 tsp ground coriander seeds

 - 1 tsp sweet paprika powder

 - 2 garlic cloves, pressed

 - 2 oz - 50g cup uncooked white rice

 - 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 medium lemon)

 - ¼ cup fresh pahopped, plus more to serve

 - Salt & Black Pepperrsley, chopped, plus more to serve

 - ¼ cup fresh dill,  chopped, plus more to serve

 - Salt and Black Pepper















How to make Kharcho:


Sprinkle meat with 1 tsp salt and stir.

Heat up the oil or lard in a pot and saute the beef cubes till they turn white and get a bit of brownish colour as well.

Work in batches so as not to crowd the beef cubes, or they will steam instead of sauté. Add 1 tablespoon of oil, if necessary.

Add chopped onion and celery with more oil as needed.

Saute 5 minutes until softened.

Add canned tomatoes with their juice, 4 cups beef stock or water with beef bouillon cubes and 2 bay leaves.

Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer 1½ to 2 hours or until beef is tender.

Add the white rice, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp paprika powder.

Cover and simmer until rice is tender.

Remove from heat and add ¼ cup parsley and ¼ cup dill.

Cover and let sit off heat for 10 minutes before serving.

Season with pepper and salt.

Enjoy!