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Vereshchaka - Pork and Beetroot Casserole

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 500 g Pork (spare rib or loin)
  • 50 g Bacon, streaky
  • 2 Onions
  • 400 ml Beetroot rassol or kvas
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 Peppercorns, black
  • 3 Allspice berries
  • 2 tb Rye crumbs
  • - or oats
  • - or barley
  • Chervil, fresh
  • - or lovage
  • Cream, sour
  • 1 tb Parsley, chopped


Cut the meat into cubes and brown in the bacon fat or with streaky bacon.
Remove the meat from the pan and lightly brown the onions in the remaining
fat. Transfer the meat, onions and bacon to a casserole add the beetroot
rassol or other liquid, sugar, salt, peppercorms, allspice berries and
grain, and set covered in a medium oven to cook for about one hour. If
after half an hour the casserole seems too dry, water may be added until a
satisfactory consistency is achieved. Serve sprinkled with fresh herbs and
a little sour cream if liked.

Beetroot Rassol - The liquid in which beetroot is preserved. Kvas - a
Russian beer, sweet, mildly acid and mildly alcoholic made from wheat, rye,
buckwheat and sometimes barley with sugar and water.

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