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

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!

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!


Most Helpful

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.

UmmBinat May 27, 2009

This was delicious. I was impressed at how hearty it was w/o meat. I did modify the ingredients to match what I had. I did not have cabbage, but I added chopped cauliflower and grated potato. I also added oregano, bay leaves and dill as embuggy suggested. I didn't have any sour cream, but I added a teaspoon of cream cheese to each serving. I'm excited to try the leftovers tomorrow! Thanks again.

BAM2780 March 06, 2009

Definitely better the next day! I love borscht and this is the first time I've made it myself. I really like the borscht I've had at restaurants better. But this stuff is pretty good. I added bay leaves, oregano, thyme, and some dill while everything was cooking. I also added cilantro finish it off. I also added a sprinkle of sea salt and some pepper. Otherwise, I think this would be very bland as is. Really good and easy to prepare, but I am going to still look for a better recipe.

embuggy November 09, 2008

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