Russian Borscht/Crock Pot Style

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I can't remember where I got this recipe...from a magazine or a book years ago. I make it when ever I get fresh beets.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the following order:.
  2. cabbage, beets, carrots, parsnip, onion, garlic, beef, tomatoes with juice, broth, lemon juice, sugar and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low 7 to 9 hours or until veggies are tender-crisp. Season with additional lemon juice and sugar, if desired garnish with sour cream and fresh dill.


Most Helpful

This was a simple and tasty Borscht to satisfy my craving. Who says it's a cold weather meal? I think anything crockpot is good for the summer so I don't have to heat up my house with the oven or stove. It surprised me that there are only a few Borscht recipes posted that use meat. The meat was really good in it, I think I'd double it next time. I made it as directed but added some beet leaves, parsley root and turnips.

Engrossed August 05, 2010

So easy and delicous! Perfect fall soup! I did not use a parsnip because it is only listed in the directions so it did not end up on my shopping list.... but it was still very good!! Next time I will add the parsnip as I love those as well! Thanks Katie!

NcMysteryShopper October 31, 2005

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