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Ukrainian Baba's Pork Roast

Hi everyone! Today I am going to show you my recipe for Ukrainian Baba's Pork Roast. As the name suggests it's a boneless pork roast with a sweet and sour taste. It's likely a very basic soup or snack. If there's one thing that I love about this recipe, it's that it's very very simple. It's a dark, spicy soup, made from pork and bread. It's not really a soup, but it's a very simple stew.

  • 4 pounds pork shoulder roast
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 medium beets
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 pound pitted prunes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  1. Pat meat dry with a paper towel and rub with 2 tablespoons flour and salt. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown meat on all sides. Add the sliced onions, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for about one hour, adding a little water if necessary. Turn meat twice during the roasting process.
  2. Place beets in a saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until beets are tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Chop beets into cubes and add to the roasting pan. Add prunes and beet water, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove roast to a platter. Mix 1 tablespoon of flour with sour cream. Pour into roasting pan and mix well, scraping the sides and bottom. Simmer until sauce thickens. Season with paprika and taste. Adjust seasoning if necessary.