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Beef Soup (Kharcho) Recipe

Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

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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.

Kharcho is Georgian in origin but has been adopted 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
3 tsp 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

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

Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

How to Make Beef Soup (Kharcho):

1. Sprinkle meat with 3 tsp 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.

Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

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

Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

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.

Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

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.

Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

5. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup parsley and 1/4 cup dill then 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.

Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

Beef Soup (Kharcho)

4.98 from 135 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Beef Soup Kharcho (pronounced harcho), is a hearty beef soup in tomato broth with a wonderful blend of spices and plenty of fresh herbs.
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $14-$19
Keyword: beef soup, soup kharcho
Cuisine: Russian
Course: Soup
Calories: 253
Servings: 12 cups of soup

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. Add chopped onion and celery with more oil as needed. Saute 5 min until softened.
  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.
  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 min or until rice is tender.
  5. 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 Facts
Beef Soup (Kharcho)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 1045mg45%
Potassium 612mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

Beef Soup Kharcho: a hearty beef and tomato soup with a unique spice blend and plenty of fresh herbs. The tender beef in this beef soup melts in your mouth.

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  • Sasha
    May 3, 2022

    I’ve had traditional Georgian kharcho and this version is not bad, but it doesn’t taste authentic. It’s missing some key Georgian spices in the mix and I feel like this was kharcho “light”. Georgian cuisine is notorious for the aromatics and the very strong spices in the cuisine. This recipe wasn’t it for me.

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    • Natasha
      May 3, 2022

      Hi Sasha, this is our Ukrainian version. It sounds like the Georgian region uses differing spices. I’d love to hear more about your soup. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    April 5, 2022

    Question, why 4cups of broth + 4 cups of water? Would 8 cups of broth have more flavour?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 5, 2022

      Hi Michelle, you can definitely make that adjustment to your liking! I recommend making the recipe as written the first time around and adjusting as you see fit.

      Reply

  • Liz
    March 24, 2022

    Hi Natasha I’m wondering can I use basmati or minute rice in stead of jasmine, thanks Liz

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 24, 2022

      Hi Liz, I have not tested this but one of my other readers said she used basmati rice and it worked well.

      Reply

  • Jacqueline
    March 21, 2022

    The dill was a pleasant surprise. I felt it could have had more rice to make it heartier. It was easy to make and very good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2022

      Thank you for your good comments and review, Jacqueline.

      Reply

  • Kristine
    March 15, 2022

    Natasha,
    With all the adds on this page, I can’t print this to PDF and get a complete recipe. I had to copy and paste into word to be able to save the recipe. GOD I HATE THESE ADDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 15, 2022

      Hi Kristine, The print-friendly recipe is at the bottom of each post. Once you scroll there, click on the print icon in that recipe card which will open a print screen, then you would need to click file —> print. I hope that helps! If not, please let me know exactly what steps you are taking and where you are navigating to print our recipes.

      Reply

  • Dianna
    March 14, 2022

    OMGoodness!! Saw this recently and had to make this today! So very good!! Our church has been supporting a Ukrainian church for quite a while, and we have helped with the recent times as well for them to reach safety. Praying for this to end soon. 🇺🇸♥️🇺🇦

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  • Jen
    March 10, 2022

    I made this last night. I had asparagus that I had to cook so I cut it into small pieces and sautéed with the celery and onions. THIS WAS SO GOOD! I am keeping this recipe for sure!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2022

      Love it! Thanks for sharing your experience trying out this recipe, Jen. Great to know that you loved it!

      Reply

  • Sharon Bobbitt
    March 9, 2022

    Made your beef soup the other day and it was a solid hit with my family (including one very picky eater). Going to make it again. Love your recipes.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 9, 2022

      Hi Sharon, that’s awesome feedback. Thank you for sharing, I’m glad your family loved the recipe!

      Reply

  • Olga C
    March 5, 2022

    Delicious Ukrainian soup added to my family’s list of favorites. Thank you, Natasha!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 5, 2022

      You are very welcome! I’m glad that you have found another favorite.

      Reply

  • Lainey
    March 3, 2022

    Hi thanks for sharing , I don’t have instagram but you said to share pics if we make this. Sorry for what’s going on in the Ukrainian right now but thanks for sharing this recipe I’m going to try and share on my Facebook so I can share pictures, so delicious!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2022

      Thank you for thinking of the people in Ukraine. Yes feel free to share some photos of your creation on our Facebook page and group so others can see them too and feel inspired!

      Reply

  • Jennifer Theriot
    March 3, 2022

    This recipe came across my Facebook feed and oh my goodness – this soup is DELICIOUS! I halved the recipe and followed it to a ‘T’.
    So easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2022

      Hi Jennifer, I’m happy to hear that you loved it! Thanks for sharing this with us.

      Reply

  • Katie
    March 2, 2022

    Delicious! The flavors are amazing. Will definitely make again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 2, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Katie!

      Reply

  • BB
    March 2, 2022

    This reminds me of a Columbian pot roast I made a couple of days ago. Except for the rice and lemon, the ingredients are the same–though I used a chuck roast. Rice was served on the side. I could probably cut the leftover roast up and make this soup.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 2, 2022

      Wow! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, BB!

      Reply

  • Cheryl Kordelski
    March 1, 2022

    Could you use cauliflower rice? We’re doing low carb and rice isn’t on the low carb diet?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2022

      Hi Cheryl, while I haven’t tried that, one of our readers has. Here’s what they said: “LOVED THIS! Great leftovers too. I’m watching my sugar/starch intake for health reasons, so replaced the rice with cauliflower rice. My family couldn’t tell the difference and scarfed it down!” I hope this is helpful!

      Reply

  • Paula Campos
    March 1, 2022

    I was wondering if I wanted to store the soup in the fridge for a few days if it would turn into a ‘stoup’ because the rice would suck up the broth?

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    • Natasha
      March 1, 2022

      Hi Paula, if you don’t add too much and don’t overcook the rice, it will work out fine. It loosens up with heating. If that is a concern, I would recommend just using a little less rice.

      Reply

  • Rita Vodopyanov
    January 21, 2022

    Natasha! Your Kharcho is to die for! I made it with barley instead of rice, but otherwise stuck to the recipe and my family loved it! Do you have a good recipe for a solyanka?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Olga
    January 5, 2022

    For some reason this soup was to sour? Everyone complained of it during dinner time. I also didn’t use lemon because I realized I didn’t have it. Wonder if that would’ve helped with the acidity. But I believe it’s the amount of tomato that made it sour.

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    • Natasha
      January 6, 2022

      Hi Olga, I haven’t had that complaint about it being sour. Were the tomatoes expired possibly? Or was there anything else in the tomatoes besides just plain tomatoes? There are several varieties in the grocery store. I’m not sure what else it could have been? That amount of tomatoes shouldn’t make the soup sour. Also, make sure you don’t skip the rice which helps balance out the flavors in the soup.

      Reply

  • Paul Langner
    January 3, 2022

    A nice tomato / beef soup – but not kharcho as one would expect as there are no walnuts or tkemali in it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2022

      I hope you try and like our version soon, Paul!

      Reply

  • Pamela Gambill
    December 6, 2021

    I thought this recipe had walnuts in it. The other ones that i have seen do.

    Reply

  • Holly
    August 1, 2021

    I just happen to have a Khomli Georgian spice Packet I bought for beef stew, which has fenuGreek blue, fennel, coriander, celery, parsley, saffron, Bay leaf, red pepper, and black pepper. I was searching for a recipe to use it in and founds yours, which looks delicious. I’ll try your main recipe and then use the spice packet at the right point. But then later I’ll try your recipe as written. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      Sounds like a great plan, Holly. Please share with us how it goes if you try both versions!

      Reply

  • Andrii B Gritsinai
    July 5, 2021

    Khmeli Suneli, you can’t make good kharcho without it.

    Reply

  • Sandra crossley
    May 13, 2021

    Heaven in a bowl !!!

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  • Justine
    April 19, 2021

    Like Ludmila said, Kharcho (ხარჩო) is cuisine is from the country of Georgia, not Russia. 🙂 Very good soup which is connected close to the Georgian culture. Great also with the spices Marigold and Fenugreek.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Allison
    March 20, 2021

    Natasha, I just had to let you know how much my family and I enjoy this soup. After discovering the recipe, I’ve made this soup 3 times over the winter! I’m secretly hoping for one more super cold day here in Illinois so I can make this soup one last time before it gets too warm out! Thank you for the delicious recipe!❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Allison! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Angela Dubov
    February 28, 2021

    I must have made this soup a million times. Although it’s not the authentic harcho recipe, nevertheless we love it as is with beef. It’s a lot less fat than with lamb and always tastes delicious. Today, I added diced tomatoes with green chilies (medium). All I have to say is Wow! It always tasted amazing but today the soup had a little kick that made the soup scrumptious. Enjoy!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2021

      Hi Angela, I’m so glad you enjoyed this soup! Thank you for your wonderful review.

      Reply

  • Noemi
    February 18, 2021

    I have made this soup numerous times and me and my husband love it! Tonight I added kale, leftover that I didn’t want to throw out. Tasted wonderful!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 19, 2021

      Nice to know that! Thanks for sharing that with us, I’m glad you loved it with kale too.

      Reply

  • Debbie Cawthon
    February 8, 2021

    So sorry but my husband and I did not enjoy this soup. Soon found out that neither one of us like coriander !
    Looking forward to trying another one of your recipes.

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    • Natasha
      February 9, 2021

      Hi Debbie, the coriander is normally not easily detected. I wonder if maybe too much was used or if you have an aversion to cilantro then coriander is the seed of cilantro and maybe just doesn’t agree with you.

      Reply

  • Ludmila A Gornitsky
    February 2, 2021

    Hi, it’s not Russian it is Georgian 🙂

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    • NB
      October 27, 2021

      “Kharcho is Georgian in origin” that’s exactly what she wrote! No one said it was Russian 🙂

      Reply

      • MZ
        December 8, 2021

        The recipe card has the cuisine listed as Russian, not Georgian. Perhaps that’s what the comment is referring to.

        Reply

  • Irene
    January 22, 2021

    This is truly an amazing soup with so many wonderful flavors. The only change I make is I take out the meat once it’s cooked, shred it and put it back in. The whole family gets very excited when I tell them I’m making kharcho!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Rosie
    January 22, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    Can I substitute quinoa for the rice?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2021

      Hi Rosie, I haven’t tried that substitution to advise. If you happen to experiment, I would love to know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Brenda
    January 20, 2021

    Hi Natasha!

    Made this delicious soup today. My goodness, love the flavors!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review.

      Reply

  • DONALD MCNAMARA
    January 18, 2021

    I made this today and it was awesome! I have some leftover for tomorrow!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, Donald!

      Reply

  • Debbie
    January 17, 2021

    Very good. Great taste

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Lana
    January 17, 2021

    I was wondering if you or any others out there have tried it with frozen cauliflower rice for our low carb people? The soup looks delicious!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      January 17, 2021

      Hi Lana, I haven’t tried but I think it would be worth experimenting – however it would need less time for the cauliflower so you might add it a little later in the process.

      Reply

  • Oksana
    January 15, 2021

    Can I use crushed tomatoes instead of diced? My kids are not fans of tomatoes so I thought maybe this way I can “hide” them 😉🤭

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      Hi Oksana, crushed tomatoes will work great!

      Reply

  • Gina DeMarco
    January 5, 2021

    I’m eating this as I write this.
    This is very tasty, and different. I agree, the fresh dill definitely adds that extra flavor.
    Thank you for this recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review

      Reply

  • Sharon Karp
    December 17, 2020

    Question….what size Dutch Oven should I use?? I’m making it tomorrow……

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 18, 2020

      Hi Sharon, this is the exact Dutch Oven that I used.

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      • Sharon Karp
        December 18, 2020

        OMG this soup is absolutely delicious. I made it exactly to your recipe and I have to say, first off my house smells incredible, the flavor is very distinct, like nothing I’ve ever had before. I was thinking only 1/2 cup of rice wouldn’t be enough, nope, it’s perfect. I’m serving this for a small get together tomorrow. Can’t wait for feedback.

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 18, 2020

          That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

          Reply

  • Steve Semole
    December 17, 2020

    Would this recipe work with a pressure cooker?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

      Hi Steve, I saw someone else commented and shared this in the comments. “We often make this in our old fashioned pressure cooker and it turns out beautifully. In our model, in step three I cook at high pressure for 15 minutes, then release pressure and continue on with the recipe as written.”

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  • Brad Rulien
    December 14, 2020

    This would work excellent in an Instant Pot

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Brad, I think this beef soup could be adapted to an instant pot but I haven’t tried it personally so I won’t be able to say if any modifications need to be made. If you try it, please share with us how it goes.

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      • Holly acosta
        January 17, 2021

        Could you use this in a crock pot? I love stew but usually don’t cook on the stove

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        • Natasha
          January 17, 2021

          Hi Holly, I haven’t tested this one in a crock pot so I don’t have instructions for that.

          Reply

  • Kelly
    December 13, 2020

    Another wonderful tasting recipe! Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      Thank you so much, Kelly!

      Reply

  • Andy
    December 13, 2020

    Where I’m from, all the ingredients will cost about $40 or, doubled! -Aloha

    Reply

  • Peggy
    November 11, 2020

    I like barley in my stew

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2020

      Hi Peggy! This should work with barley! I haven’t tried that yet myself, but others shared and commented this “Loved this recipe! The only thing that I changed was using pearled barley instead of rice and added some zucchini at the end just because I had so many from the garden, it was perfect!” I hope this is helpful!

      Reply

  • Aimee
    November 11, 2020

    Do you think you could substitute barley for rice? This looks incredible! Thank you for all of your excellent recipes

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2020

      Hello Aimee, I haven’t tried that yet but others shared and commented this “Loved this recipe! The only thing that I changed was use pearled barley instead of rice and added some zucchini at the end just because I had so many from the garden, it was perfect!”

      Reply

  • Jill
    October 16, 2020

    I’ve made this a few times. We love it.

    Can this be frozen? I’m guessing that if you want to freeze it, stop at number 4 and finish upon reheating ? Or just a bad idea to freeze?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2020

      So great to hear that, Jill. I haven’t tried freezing this soup but I think it would work well to freeze with rice in it.

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      • Jilll
        October 17, 2020

        It’s almost done and it smells fabulous!! My husband grew up in Moscow and your site is our go to blog for recipes.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 18, 2020

          So great to hear that, Jill. I hope that you will both love every recipe that you will try.

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    • Jon
      October 17, 2020

      Hi Jill – I’ve been making this recipe for years, and I freeze it all the time. In fact, I’ve made it with the intent of freezing the whole batch! (it’s my go-to reheatable meal when I don’t feel like cooking) And yes, it’s best to add the dill and parsley fresh when you reheat it in my experience.

      Reply

  • Noemi
    October 7, 2020

    I made this dish tonight for the first time and it is amazing! I love everything about it especially adding fresh dill, it gives it an incredible flavor.
    Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 8, 2020

      Hello Noemi, thank you for sharing that with us. I am so glad that you loved this recipe!

      Reply

  • Darin Williams
    September 28, 2020

    I replaced the beef with venison roast and this may be the best soup I’ve even eaten.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2020

      That’s just awesome Darin! Sounds like you found a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Kevin Lease
    September 11, 2020

    Just made the Beef Kharcho this evening. It was amazing!! Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2020

      Isn’t it the best! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Kevin!

      Reply

  • Valerie A Nelson
    September 10, 2020

    Made this as my first soup for the cooler season. It was so easy and SO good. A different taste from any I have made before but tasty. Will be making again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 10, 2020

      Hi Valerie, so great to hear that you enjoyed this soup! I hope you love all the other recipes that you will try too. Thanks for the good feedback!

      Reply

  • Kathy Houston
    September 9, 2020

    I made this for supper last night. Big hit. My husband loved it. Will make for sure over and over. The fresh dill and parsley the soup so fragrant.
    Thank you Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2020

      You’re welcome, Kathy!! Is the flavor amazing!! We absolutely love this recipe, especially in the fall!

      Reply

  • Susan S. Crylser
    September 5, 2020

    Hoping to make this very soon. Can you please tell me the calorie count for a cup of this soup?
    Beef Soup (Kharcho)

    Thank you, Susan Crysler

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    • Natasha
      September 7, 2020

      Hi Susan, I just went ahead and added nutritional estimates at the bottom of the recipe card.

      Reply

  • Krista
    September 5, 2020

    Making this week! Can this be made in a slow cooker?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 5, 2020

      Hi Krista, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Yumna
    July 9, 2020

    Hi, I would like know what brand of herb do you use mostly?

    Have a good day

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 9, 2020

      Hi Yumna, we get most of our herbs from our and my Mom’s garden. Otherwise, we will purchase what the store has in the organic section. If you take a look at our video of our kitchen tour I did show our spice drawer and I quickly realized McCormick was the majority

      Reply

  • Irina
    June 11, 2020

    Just made this soup. It is so good and looks exactly as pictured. Definitely, it goes on my family’s favs list.
    Natasha, I would like to thank you for your recipes and for your blog. Six years ago, I’ve moved to the US. I was really lost. It was so difficult to learn all those new names and products. I missed many of my favorite Slavic flavors. By chance, I’ve found this blog, and it changed my cooking completely. I’ve found out that all of my lovely recipes are absolutely easy to make with local products, and make them even tastier. I’ve learned so many new amazing cooking tips. I felt in love with Mexican food and I am not afraid to try something new (chicken enchiladas – OMG – so good!!) Thank you so much! I’ve tried many recipes from the blog, and they all are win. My family’s menu consists 100% from your recipes. Tomorrow, it’s gonna be cheeseburger sliders and baked potato wedges day. Can’t wait to make them
    Sorry for mistakes, Russian is still my first language.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2020

      That’s just awesome Irina! Thank you so much for that wonderful review. I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes!

      Reply

  • Alina
    May 28, 2020

    Hi,do you think homemade beef bone broth will be good for this recipe?
    Thank you

    Reply

  • Irene
    May 11, 2020

    This soup is incredibly delicious. All the wonderful flavors meld so well together. It’s easy and mostly hands off, which I love. Thank you for another recipe. It’s a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 11, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Irene! Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Galyna
    May 2, 2020

    Best recipe for soup Kharcho!!!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      Thank you so much for giving this recipe an excellent review!

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  • Ava
    April 26, 2020

    I came back to give this soup 5 stars. I have made the soup many times now and it’s still my favorite to eat. I had some for breakfast today 🙂

    This is one for the recipe book. Thank you for a lovely recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2020

      Hello Ava, thank you for this excellent feedback. I’m so happy that this is one of your favorites!

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  • Sabrina
    March 26, 2020

    Can you provide instructions to make this in a instapot?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 26, 2020

      Hi Sabrina, I think this beef soup could be adapted to an instant pot but I haven’t tried it personally so I won’t be able to say if any modifications need to be made.

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  • Alina
    January 20, 2020

    Have you ever tried this with ground beef instead? Would it not give off as much flavor? I have ground beef and just trying to find good use for it

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      Hi Alina, I haven’t tested that with ground beef to advise. If you experiment, please let me know how you like that recipe.

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    • Nelya
      January 19, 2021

      Tacos! Or cheeseburger casserole 😉

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  • Tanya
    December 19, 2019

    I have made this soup twice now, it is so delicious and so full of flavor!! I always have 2 servings at a time.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Tanya
    December 18, 2019

    Hi Natasha! I have made this recipe 3 times now and my hubby and I loooove it. However this weekend I am having 13 people over my house and I want to make this soup along with other dishes. How many servings would you say this recipe makes? I am just wondering if I need to double the batch. Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2019

      Hi Tanya, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Recipes like this generally serve 8 people depending on your portion size.

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  • Rmjo
    December 15, 2019

    I made your Rassolnik last week and thought I’d try Kharcho this week. The Rassolnik was so good, and the Kharcho is almost finished, a quick taste test and there are so many flavors, I can’t wait to add the dill. I am going to use barley instead of rice, as I think it fits the heartiness better, and definitely going to add a scoop of sour cream in my bowl.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      Mmm I bet your home smells so good right now!! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Tiffine
    December 10, 2019

    I really want to try this but my husband hates coriander. Will the flavor be affected much if I leave it out?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2019

      Hi Tiffine, Using cilantro is a great substitute because coriander is the seed of cilantro. Several of our readers have used that with great results.

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  • Cheri
    December 9, 2019

    Delicious! This soup came out amazing. Was my first time making beef soup so very happy with outcome. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it

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  • Gina
    October 24, 2019

    LOVED THIS! Great leftovers too. I’m watching my sugar/starch intake for health reasons so replaced the rice with cauliflower rice. My family couldn’t tell the difference and scarfed it down! This will become a part of our meal rotation. Thanks, Natasha — once again, you’re a rock star!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Gina!

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  • Bill
    October 19, 2019

    From the pix it appears you did not rinse the rice; I just wanted to confirm since you usually specify.

    thx,
    Bill

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      Hi Bill, I did not rinse it for this recipe. You can rinse if you prefer, but the soup will be just slightly thinner since the starch on the rice makes the soup a little thicker

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      • Bill
        October 19, 2019

        That’s what I figured. It’s rainy and chilly here in the mtns of NC and I was looking something to de-gloom the day. This recipe seemed to be waving its arms hollerin’ pick me. I had a 4.5lb chuck eye roast in the freezer that needed doin’ so it’s in the sink thawing as we speak. I think this and a cake of good southern cornbread is all a body will need to make this a better day…and maybe a good bourbon while it’s cookin’.

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  • T
    October 15, 2019

    Wanting to make this tomorrow but had a quick question. Is ground coriander seed the same thing as ground coriander? Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      October 15, 2019

      Yes, that is correct. Coriander is the seed of cilantro and ground coriander is the same as ground coriander seed.

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  • Sharon
    October 9, 2019

    Could you skip the Dill or add something else. Neither my son nor I like dill.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 9, 2019

      We love it with Dill but you are welcome to omit or substitute that.

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  • Donna
    October 8, 2019

    Delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2019

      Thank you for that great review, Donna!

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  • sarah
    October 3, 2019

    I want to make this in the crock pot, how long would you suggest

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 3, 2019

      Hi Sarah, Honestly, I have not tried that but I think that could work in a crockpot. If you experiment and figure out the time we would love to know.

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  • Jenna Hughes
    September 19, 2019

    I love this soup so much! I made this recipe for the first time when I was staying in Russia with my boyfriend, and we are making it for the first time tonight now that we are back in Canada. So good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2019

      It’s a classic! Thank you for the great review!

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  • Annesha
    September 2, 2019

    Hi Natasha! What great recipes you have. I enjoy watching your videos, you have such a bubbly and cheerful spirit. I made Kharcho today for the first time, and it was a big hit! I love cooking and I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Annesha!

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  • A.F
    September 1, 2019

    What a fantastic recipe. Just made a huge pot of this, my go too from now on for soups. Thank you so much.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

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  • Inna
    August 21, 2019

    Oh my gosh. I’m 5 months pregnant and this looked so good. I made it today and was able to down 2 bowls of this delishesness. I haven’t been able to eat that much in one sitting in at least 2 weeks. This is so yummy!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2019

      This comment just made my day! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for that awesome feedback.

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  • LB
    July 19, 2019

    Made this again last night -SO GOOD! Used San Marzano tomatoes from a can – maybe that contributed? Thanks, Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Thank you for sharing that awesome review!

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      • Patti
        December 10, 2019

        Love your recipes. Can you add some pressure cooker conversion info
        I love making soup in a pressure cooker

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        • Natasha
          December 10, 2019

          Hi Pattie, I haven’t tested this in a pressure cooker but I love the idea! If I come up with a conversion, I will be sure to share it. If you beat me to it, please share your results here and thank you in advance!

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  • Carolyn
    June 27, 2019

    Natasha, Do you know how this recipe could be adapted to Instant Pot? It seems like it would do well. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2019

      Hi Carolyn, I think this beef soup could be adapted to an instant pot but I haven’t tried it personally so I won’t be able to say if any modifications need to be made.

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