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polish-irish borsch zurek soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Monica H
Michigan City, IN

I am pure Polish, and I found this way to combine my love for ethnic sausages, potatoes and hearty soups/stews. This soup is not for the meek; this is for serious heavy meal lovers. Hope you enjoy it!

(1 rating)
yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min

Ingredients For polish-irish borsch zurek soup

  • 2
    links smoked polish sausage / kielbasa
  • 3
    links irish banger sausage
  • 2
    potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 stick
    leeks, chopped
  • 2
    carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 6 c
  • 1 c
  • 2 pkg
    borsch zurek soup mix (i like adamba brand)
  • 1/2 bunch
  • 4
    eggs, boiled
  • 2 Tbsp
    horseradish (optional)
  • 1
    bay leaf

How To Make polish-irish borsch zurek soup

  • 1
    Peel and cube potatoes in medium to smaller size cubes; boil until they are about halfway done (check by slicing knife through a cube...should be hard to do). Drain.
  • 2
    Fill pot with fresh water (about 6 cups); add chopped carrots (chop them to the size you like them in your soups) and chopped leek. Drop in the bay leaf. Bring to a light boil, then lower to a simmer.
  • 3
    Chop sausages into bites you are comfortable with. Be careful when chopping the bangers because they are so tender. Slice them carefully. Add sausages to pot. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • 4
    While soup is simmering, boil your eggs in a separate pot. Boil them to your liking... soft or hard tastes well with the soup! After your eggs are done, just put them to the side to cool.
  • 5
    In a bowl, empty out the soup mix packets. I use two to give a mild - to - robust borsch flavor. Use 3 packets if you want a robust, out-of-this-world borsch flavor! To the bowl, add 3 ladles of your hot soup, and 1 cup of milk. Whisk together the hot soup and the mix until it is all combined and creamy. Pour mixture into soup pot. Simmer for about 10 more minutes. Chop parsley and sprinkle it on top of soup. Turn off heat and let soup rest on burner.
  • 6
    At this time, peel eggs and chop them up into your soup bowls. Add horseradish (however much you like; I love lots!). Pour hot soup into the bowls and serve immediately. This is very good with bread and butter on the side. Enjoy!