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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

107.3 calories; 4.6 g protein; 11.7 g carbohydrates; 8.4 mg cholesterol; 306.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2008
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 changes so I assume it turned out correctly. However I found it almost completely tasteless. I will probably not make this again. Read More
(13)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2007
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. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2008
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 also added cooked ground (minced) steak which i lined the bottom of my bowl with and poured the delicious hot pureed soup on top. The dollop of sour cream was lovely and i swirled it in each bowl before serving for presentation purposes. This is not only great chilled but also quite delicious hot... great recipe! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2008
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 changes so I assume it turned out correctly. However I found it almost completely tasteless. I will probably not make this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2014
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 surface area. 2) I use a blender/food processor to puree the beets after they have cooled. 3) I add the diced cucumber to be blended into the chilled soup. 4) I add 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of unflavored yogurt to blender to combine everything smoothly. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2016
We loved it. I put it in a blender though. Much better with tiny pieces:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2016
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 pepper apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar and I strained the final soup. (Her's was served as a broth.) I remember her pressing the heck out of the beets in the strainer to get every last drop of juice so I did the same. The proportions in the recipe are spot on and it tastes great. I have to admit I don't even add the sour cream. It's great on it's own. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2016
Excellent mix of flavors and was loved even by beet haters! Read More