Russian Borscht

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Chef PotPie

This is a meatless (not vegetarian) Borscht, and even my husband, who MUST have meat with every meal, loves this! Sometimes we make it in summer and serve it cold. It's very tasty! It came from a cookbook many years ago, but I can't remember which one. And I've changed it over the years and I do my own thing, there is no need to measure any of the veggies, it always turns out wonderful. So eyeball it! (Your food processor will come in mighty handy for shredding all these veggies!) Enjoy!

Top Review by UmmBinat

I found this soup kind of bland and I was eating it the next day. I added a bay leaf and a little bit of dried marjoram as I didnt have any oregano like another reviewer suggested. I used part of a huge red cabbage and homemade beef stock, and olive oil in replacement of butter to be dairy free. I dont expect I will make this again and if I want a Borscht I will look for another recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beets, carrots and onion in the 3 cans beef broth for 20 minutes.
  2. Add cabbage and butter, and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes.
  3. Season to taste.
  4. Stir in lemon juice.
  5. Now let it sit (but you don't have to), for an hour or so. Reheat or leave at temperature and serve with sour cream.
  6. This is better the next day!

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