Beef Soup (Kharcho) Recipe (2024)

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Beef Soup Kharcho (pronounced harcho), is a hearty beef soup in tomato broth with a wonderful blend of spices and plenty of fresh herbs. The beef is fall-apart tender and just melts in your mouth – delicious!All it needs is a thick slice of fresh crusty bread.

This beef stew also reheats really well and I was pleasantly surprised that my 1-year old loved it! This recipe also made a soup Kharcho lover out of my husband.

Kharchois Georgian in origin but has beenadopted and well loved by Ukrainians for many years. This recipe was loosely adapted from The New Ukrainian Cookbook.

Ingredients for Beef and Tomato Soup (Kharcho):

3 lb beef stew meat
3tsp salt (I used fine sea salt)
4 Tbsp light olive oil (or any cooking oil), divided
1 medium onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
4 cups beef broth +4 cup filtered water
28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 dry bay leaves

1tsp groundcoriander seeds
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 cup uncooked white rice (I used Jasmine)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 mediumlemon)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, plus more to serve
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped, plus more to serve

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How to Make Beef Soup (Kharcho):

1. Sprinkle meat with 3tsp salt and stir. Heat a dutch oven or soup pot over medium/high heat and add 2 Tbsp oil. Once oil is hot, add beef in 2 batches,sautéing until browned on all sides (don’t worry about cooking it through). Remove from pot and set aside.

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2. Add chopped onion and celery with more oil as needed. Saute 5 minutes until softened.

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3. Add canned tomatoes with their juice, 4 cups broth, 4 cups water, 2 bay leaves and browned beef. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is tender.

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4. Add 1/2 cup white rice, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp paprika. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

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5. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup parsley and 1/4 cup dillthen cover and let sit off heat another 10 minutes before serving. Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed and serve with more fresh herbs as desired.

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Beef Soup (Kharcho)

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Author: Natasha Kravchuk

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Beef Soup Kharcho (pronounced harcho), is a hearty beef soup in tomato broth with a wonderful blend of spices and plenty of fresh herbs.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes mins

Cook Time: 2 hours hrs 30 minutes mins

Total Time: 2 hours hrs 45 minutes mins

Ingredients

Servings: 12 cups of soup

  • 3 lb beef stew meat
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp light olive oil, or any cooking oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 4 cups beef broth + 4 cup filtered water
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 dry bay leaves
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice, I used Jasmine
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, from 1 medium lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, plus more to serve
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped, plus more to serve

Instructions

  • Sprinkle meat with 3 tsp salt and stir. Heat dutch oven or soup pot over medium/high heat and add 2 Tbsp oil. Once oil is hot, add beef in 2 batches, sautéing until browned on all sides. Remove from pot and set aside. Don't worry about cooking it through.

  • Add chopped onion and celery with more oil as needed. Saute 5 min until softened.

  • Add canned tomatoes with their juice, 4 cups broth, 4 cups water, 2 bay leaves and browned beef. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is tender.

  • Add 1/2 cup white rice, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp paprika. Cover and simmer 20 min or until rice is tender.

  • Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup parsley and 1/4 cup dill then cover and let sit off heat another 10 min before serving. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with more fresh herbs as desired.

Nutrition Per Serving

253kcal Calories11g Carbs27g Protein11g Fat3g Saturated Fat70mg Cholesterol1045mg Sodium612mg Potassium1g Fiber2g Sugar370IU Vitamin A11mg Vitamin C60mg Calcium3mg Iron

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Nutrition Facts

Beef Soup (Kharcho)

Amount per Serving

Calories

253

% Daily Value*

Fat

11

g

17

%

Saturated Fat

3

g

19

%

Cholesterol

70

mg

23

%

Sodium

1045

mg

45

%

Carbohydrates

11

g

4

%

Fiber

1

g

4

%

Sugar

2

g

2

%

Protein

27

g

54

%

Vitamin A

370

IU

7

%

Vitamin C

11

mg

13

%

Calcium

60

mg

6

%

Iron

3

mg

17

%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Soup

Cuisine: Russian

Keyword: beef soup, soup kharcho

Skill Level: Easy/Medium

Cost to Make: $$

Calories: 253

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