Turkey Borscht

For this borscht recipe I used a turkey carcass after a good part of the meat was removed. You may use some beef bones or even cut up whole chicken.

  • 1 turkey carcass
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 star aniseed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 allspice
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Maggi seasoning sauce (optional)
  • one can of tomato soup
  • I handful of fresh dill
  • salt to taste  
  • Add  3/4 cup of brown rice (or use 2 diced potatoes)
  • 1 small bag of ready made cut coleslaw cabbage  
  • 5 diced carrots
  • one can of tomato soup
  • 1 handful of fresh chopped dill

  1. Put turkey carcass in a large pot and then just barely cover it with water.
  2. Bring it to a boil and then simmer it for several hours.
  3. Remove the bones and let them cool a bit and then remove the turkey meat and add that back to the pot.
  4. Wrap spices in cheesecloth and tie it with kitchen string and add it to the pot. 
  5. Simmer for half an hour. 
  6. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for another hour. 


    1. oh my goodness...
      I am making borscht today as well...my russian borscht is similar and yet not so I will probably post that variation...if that is okay

      What I really really need is a recipe for zwiebak. I have successfully conquered the sweet buns in Judy's posting....can you post a light bun recipe such as zwieback? Thanks....yum...I am tempted to forget the market this morning to get my fresh dill just to come over and try some soup... Do you have any extra?

    2. Trish, yes please post your russian borscht recipe. . that would be perfect. I have ziewback rising on pans so stay tuned for that recipe later too.

      Oh i know what you mean about needing fresh dill .. .look over your fence. . .and smile at your neighbors. .

    3. Hehe..I like that Lovella..'look over the fence and smile at the neighbour'..is that what you do??
      Trouble here is that I am the only one who has a garden in my neighbourhood..oh oh..that's why they've been smiling!!
      This borsht looks so yummy! And zweiback..oh my, haven't made those in a long time!

    4. My first recipe would have arrived already but I'm still working on the pic..argh