Russian Borsch

Russian borsch with beef and sour cream


  • 1 lb beef tenderloin
  • 3 carrots (chopped)
  • 3 onions(chopped)
  • 2 big beets
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 small head of cabbage


  • Cook meat for 2 hours in *water* or until meat is very tender -reserve liquid (*add water if needed along the way)
  • Get meat out of pot and shred-set aside.
  • Sauté onion, carrots in small skillet-set aside with meat.
  • Boil beets in meat broth/water until soft.
  • Take beets out and shred.
  • Cut up raw potatoes and raw cabbage.
  • Put all-(the sautéed mixture–beets, meat, raw ingredients)–together in broth/water.
  • Boil until potatoes are done (about 30 minutes).
  • Add spices according to taste.
  • Serve with sour cream!
  • This Russian Borsch recipe was taken from RecipeZaar.

Russian Borsch is just one of the traditional Russian foods, Check out a recipe for Chocolate and Cherry Bread. Click Here.

Russia meets Baltimore for the 36th Annual Russian Festival

From the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow to the Winter Canal in St. Petersburg, there is so much to see and appreciate in Russia. This weekend the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church is providing a taste of the country’s flavor with the Russian Festival. Now in its 36th year, the festival located in the Fells Point area of Baltimore, not only celebrates the rich history and culture of its parish, but  festival-goers are also invited to sample and enjoy lots of food,  plus live entertainment and souvenirs imported from Russia.

Now about that food…the delicacies range from desserts like Vishnovaya Babka  and Shokoladnaya (cherry bread and chocolate bread) to traditional Russian dishes like salad iz kapusty and blinchky (cabbage salad and stuffed crepes). Sound hearty enough? For the more dainty crowd, there is also an authentic Russian Tea Room with an antique samovar (metal urn for making tea).

The three-day festival ends on Sunday, October 18th with a power-packed itinerary including the Lyman Ukrainian Dance Group, live music from Balkanto, and The Beltway Balalaikas Ensemble. For more information about the Russian Festival go to the following website: Russian Festival.

Festival takes place at 1723 East Fairmount Avenue in the Fells Point area of Baltimore

Festival takes place at 1723 East Fairmount Avenue in the Fells Point area of Baltimore