14 June 2024
Georgian Beef Soup – Kharcho

Georgian Beef Soup – Kharcho

Sultry Georgian Beef and Rice Spiced Soup – Kharcho

Georgian Beef Soup, also known as Kharcho, is a traditional dish that combines the hearty, comforting texture of a stew with the warming, spiced flavor profile of a soup. It is a true reflection of Georgian cuisine which is renowned for its use of aromatic herbs and spices.

Kharcho is not just a dish; it’s an experience that takes you through the rich history and vibrant culture of Georgia. The combination of tender beef, rice, and a medley of spices create a symphony of flavors that’s both satisfying and wholesome. Served with a side of crusty bread to soak up the flavorful broth, it’s a perfect dish for any time of the year and is sure to become a favorite for family dinners or gatherings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, bring the beef broth to a boil.
  2. Add the beef and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. In a separate pot, cook the rice according to package instructions.
  4. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat, add the onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, tomato paste, coriander, fenugreek, and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the skillet mixture to the beef broth. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked rice to the soup.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Remove from heat, add cilantro, parsley, and lemon juice.
  10. Serve hot with some crusty bread on the side.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 65 minutes

Kcal: 350 kcal | Servings: 4-6 servings

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