Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Delicious, hearty soup shared by student from Ukraine during an international cooking demonstration while I was in grad school. No recipe but she graciously prepared the soup again for me in her kitchen while I estimated amounts. Despite initial reservations, my children love it. Even better when reheated as flavors blend more.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large kettle containing broth, add beets, carrots, and celery; simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Add cabbage, bell pepper, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, beans, and salt and pepper to taste; simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Serve hot with sour cream.


Most Helpful

I have never tried borscht before and although I was interested in trying it, the beets intimidated me. This was one of the best soups I've ever had. It's fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing this.

liasis June 15, 2008

i love hearty soups when its cold this one fit the bill thank you for posting

Dienia B. December 27, 2005

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