1 Lb Beef cut in to about 1in pieces
1 medium-large Beet root shredded
2-3 carrots shredded
4-5 medium potatoes peeled and cut in to 1-2in cubes
1 small cabbage sliced thin
1 medium onion diced finely
4oz tomato paste (optional I never use it)
Salt and pepper to taste
dill and parsley also optional they do bring a lot of taste to the borshch
cut, dice and shred everything to the size you would like in the borshch I to everything very fine my family prefers it like that.
Boil 5qt water with salt add the cut beef to it and cook the beef till it's ready.
Meanwhile heat up sauté pan with some oil, mix the shredded beets, carrots and onion and put everything in the sauté pan on med to high heat sauté everything till they're fully cooked and now you can add the tomato paste sauté a little more and turn the heat off.
cut the cabbage
when the beef is fully cooked add the potatoes to it and cook till potatoes are ready (which won't be long)
When Potatoes are ready add the cabbage and cook another 10-15mins till the cabbage is soft
when the cabbage is ready now add the beat and carrot mixture cook for about 5mins add the parsley, dill and pepper cover and let stand a while before serving. (I usually let stand at least 20-30mins that gives enough time for everything to absorb)
Serve warm/hot with a teaspoon or more of sour cream and a teaspoon or more of mayonnaise mix very well and serve