Hot Ukrainian Borscht

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2023, America's Test Kitchen TV

Equal parts rustic vegetable stew and bright, sheer, meaty broth, borscht is the universal, infinitely adaptable heart of Ukrainian cuisine.

SERVES6 to 8

TIME3¾ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

The markers of classic Ukrainian borscht include beets for their earthy sweetness and vivid color, as well as green cabbage, carrots, onions, and potatoes—staple crops that grow abundantly in Ukrainian soil. Pork is the cuisine's default pr...

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