Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I have been asked for this recipe more times than I can say. It's hearty and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown bacon well but not crisp.
  2. Add onions, potatoes, carrots and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Fill dutch oven 1 1/2 inches from the top with water.
  4. Add salt, pepper and shredded beets.
  5. Cook 20 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Add vinegar and cook until vegetables are tender.
  7. About 30 to 45 minutes.
  8. This is best if refrigerated over night, then served.


Most Helpful

Very different from my family borscht recipe, which is mainly just beets, but totally wonderful. I love the addition of the bacon, carrots, and potatos, they really round out the flavour nicely. Thanks for sharing!

Az B September 20, 2010

Thats some good soup! I tossed in a couple chicken bullion cubes, and next time would use maybe half the bacon.

Ackos June 01, 2008

I made this soup yesterday and all I can say is Y U M M Y!!! This soup will be my contribution tonight at a potluck and I am confident it will be a hit. There was one thing I changed in the recipe though because I did not have plain vinegar on hand. I used apple cider vinegar in its place and it gave the soup a nice touch of apple flavour.

489934 November 29, 2007

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