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

This tastes great on a cold day and is very filling with just a bun or crusty bread. I received this at an auction in a bunch of hand written recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients in water, in large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 1 hour, or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Let sit overnight in refrigerator,this improves the flavor.
  5. Remove bay leaf and then reheat.
  6. This freezes well.
Most Helpful

Very different soup for our family but we really liked it!

Ty's Kitchen June 26, 2010

Pumpernickel went wonderfully with this simple, delicious borscht. Thanks for sharing!

Autsayder May 07, 2010

Served this with a loaf of good pumpernickel bread and plenty of butter, plus a dollop of sour cream for each bowl; the DH (who thought this was going to be a "so-so" supper) *loved* it (me too)! The recipe is a cinch. I'm wondering if this is a Slovak version of borscht -- the caraway seeds would suggest it. It's a lovely touch, whatever it is.

l'ecole October 07, 2009