618 Stewed beef in an earthenware pot

Govjadina tushonaja v gorshke

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Appears in

A Gift to Young Housewives

By Elena Molokhovets

Published 1992

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  • 3 lbs beef
  • ā…› lb pork fat
  • Ā¼ lb ham or smoked tongue
  • 1 onion
  • 1 celery root
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 parsley root
  • 1ā€“2 bay leaves
  • 15ā€“20 allspice
  • Ā½ā€“1 glass wine
  • vinegar, juice of Ā½ lemon, or gooseberry juice
  • Ā¼ lb pork fat or Ā½ lb butter


    Salt a piece of beef and lard it with ham or smoked tongue and pork fat. Place several slices of pork fat or butter, some root vegetables, and spices in an earthenware pot. Add the beef and pour in the wine and about 2 spoons vinegar, lemon juice, or gooseberry juice. Stew over a low fire, adding a little water as necessary so that the meat will cook on all sides. When the meat is tender, remove it from the pot and skim the fat from the sauce, adding more bouillon if necessary. Strain the sauce and pour over the meat. Garnish with potatoes, beets, red cabbage, saffron milk-cap mushrooms, boletus mushrooms, and carrots. Stew each of these vegetables separately in butter before adding to the meat.