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Cold Russian Borscht

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars
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Ingredients

2 h 20 m servings 107
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Remove stems and leaves from beets, but leave on skins. In a deep pot, cover beets with cold water and bring to a boil. Boil until fork tender, about 40 minutes.
  2. Drain beets, but reserve two cups of the liquid. Strain the liquid and add to a large saucepan. Remove skin from beets. Grate beets through coarsest blade of grater. Add to beet liquid. Add beef broth, onion, salt, pepper and vinegar. Bring to a boil, and then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  3. Chill in refrigerator for one hour, or until cold before serving. Ladle into bowls and top each serving with cucumber and a big spoonful of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 107 calories; 4.9 11.7 4.6 8 306 Full nutrition

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This was my first time to even cook a beet. It turned out great! I went exactly by the recipe and would not change a thing.

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I'm not sure what Borscht is suppose to taste like, I had never even heard of it before I saw this recipe. I was just looking for something new to make. I followed the recipe with out any chan...

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This was my first time to even cook a beet. It turned out great! I went exactly by the recipe and would not change a thing.

This was easy and simple... I modified it by buying cooked beetroot in my Tesco produce section and then just softened the onions with the beef broth. Then I just blended it all in my blender. I...

Made this for a party and got rave reviews. I loved that it is a very simple recipe so you can really taste the beets. The amount of red wine vinegar is perfect!

I'm not sure what Borscht is suppose to taste like, I had never even heard of it before I saw this recipe. I was just looking for something new to make. I followed the recipe with out any chan...

I LOVE this recipe! I make the following changes: 1) I peel the beets first and dice each beet into 6-8 pieces. This releases more flavor into the liquid as it boils due to increased beet surfac...

I'm *trilled* with this recipe! A polish woman I knew made the most wonderful borscht, and this is just about it! I'm happy beyond words! Changes I made to match her recipe: no onion, no pepp...

We loved it. I put it in a blender, though. Much better with tiny pieces :)

This was the first time I've tried Borscht what an amazing flavor and this recipe made it so simple to make. I cook for 20 to 25 people daily everyone enjoyed it.

Excellent! I puréed it after it cooled. Loved it with the crunch of the cucumbers and the creaminess of the sour cream.