If I love borscht, what are other especially hearty soup recipes?
Thanks! I've made and pretty much mastered a good list of soups, but last night when I made borscht, I thought, wow: This gives me energy. Probably it's the iron and maybe B-vitamins, and who knows what else.
But anyhow, does anyone have suggestions for other hearty and interesting soups? I do eat meat, although veg recipes are also fine. I think my favorite flavors are from the Middle East (Morocco, Turkey, Jordan, etc.) and Eastern Europe/Russia.
when i hear "hearty" i think of the following:
- mushroom barley (or beef with barley)
- Thai coconut curry
- black bean
- split pea
I make a beef and cabbage soup that has kidney beans, tomatoes, and chili powder in it. It's very filling and easy to make. Let me know if you want the recipe.
I've only ever had the "clear" type of borscht, and I love it -- tangy but sweet and somehow just perfect for a winter night. As I know it, it's just a gorgeous dark ruby red, though it'll turn the same surreal pink colour if you add sour cream (some do, I never have.)
Beet soup is one of those things that has a million variations, and chances are, if you like beets, there'll be a borscht recipe out there that you'll enjoy.