Friday, October 24, 2008

Russian Hot Pot

For CAQuincy, here is Russian Hot Pot, which is not how the Mad Men guys refer to their secretaries ("She's a real Russian hot pot.") but is instead a simple one pot meal.

Russian Hot Pot

My mom clipped this recipe from a magazine (probably Woman's Day) years ago. It recommends serving the dish with bread and pickled beets, which I guess is where the "Russian" comes in.

2 cups beef bouillon or beef broth
1 pound thin-skinned potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 pound green cabbage, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
1 16-oz can whole tomatoes
1-1 1/2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey

Put the bouillon or broth in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and increase the heat to high. Add the cabbage and onion. Add the tomatoes, breaking them up with your fingers. Add the meat, crumbling it up. Bring contents of the pot to a boil for about thirty seconds. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Serve in soup bowls.

The leftovers freeze well, or you can mistakenly leave them in the pot on the stove overnight and create a fruit fly breeding ground. Your choice.


  1. Heh! The second option usually happens 'round here, too!

    Thank you so much. I think this recipe will go down well with my brood!

  2. Oh man, I do like Mad Men :D And it's always fun to cook up classic recipes like this :D!

    BTW, I stopped by because we just added a Zeer Blog widget to our site (you've linked to Zeer before during a blog carnival) and I was wondering if you wanted to check it out. Not sure if you've joined Zeer but Jennifer over at Food Allergy Buzz has added our widget and seems to be enjoying it, so I thought I'd see if you might be interested in sharing Zeer reviews on your blog as well. It's a good way to get out the word about your blog outside to people who might be outside of the community. Hopefully I'll see you join our site, we really want to expand our allergy communities and see them grow. :D