This is a hearty warm soup with just a hint of beets that's quick and easy and makes a healthy filling meal. Served with grilled cheese sandwiches, it makes a weeknight meal you can have on the table in no time. Garnish with sour cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Puree tomatoes, beets, tomato paste, and 1/2 cup beef stock together in a blender until smooth.

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  • Pour tomato mixture into a saucepan with the remaining beef stock. Stir sugar, dill, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper into the tomato mixture.

  • Bring the soup to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the flavors meld, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use vegetable stock in place of beef stock to make this vegetarian.

Freezes well, but if you halve the recipe, be sure amount of tomatoes is at least twice that of beets. The sugar is essential, otherwise soup will be too bitter.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 22.2g; fat 0.8g; sodium 786.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2014
Really good.. the smokiness of the tomatoes, sweetness of beets and the hint of hot sauce..ym Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2014
Really good.. the smokiness of the tomatoes, sweetness of beets and the hint of hot sauce..ym Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2019
I used a 28 oz can of Unico Pezzettoni in puree no salt added which combines both tomatoes and paste in one can. I roasted the beets ahead of time and didn’t know what to do with them until I found this perfect soup! It was wonderful and so simple to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2018
I rated this soup as a 5-star because most people who have tried beets can't even imagine how good this soup would taste. I followed the recipe as listed; however I would top off with a little a favorite cheese and side with some butter crackers. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2021
This is good hearty soup. HOwever I tried to sneak it through a chili cook off. People were aghast that I would put anything but beef and tomatoes in chili. Read More
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