This is my grandmother's recipe. We used to pick all the vegetables from her garden and make this, a nice soup for a cold winter's night. Serve with sour cream and snipped dill if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
12 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beets, potatoes, carrots, parsley root (greens reserved), celery, and vinegar in a large pot; season with salt and pepper. Pour enough water to cover vegetables into the pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.

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  • Remove beets with a slotted spoon; set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Grate beets when they are cool enough to handle.

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan, whisk in flour, and cook and stir until mixture is a light tan color, about 10 minutes; stir mixture into soup. Stir in grated beets and parsley root greens; bring to a simmer and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season soup with vegetable bouillon, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 43.6g 14% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 194.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2017
Wonderful recipe as true blue Ukrainian borscht Connoisseurs this is an awesome way to make it?????? thanks for the recipe! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 13
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2017
Wonderful recipe as true blue Ukrainian borscht Connoisseurs this is an awesome way to make it?????? thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2016
This borscht turned out really good. We made a few tweaks. Instead of water and boullion we used both a box of veggie broth and a box of chicken broth. And the flour and butter ratios seemed off so we used more butter and less flour and that seemed to work well. At the end we added chopped dill. I definitely recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2018
Made a mistake and cubed the beets like the potatoes but still turned out great. Added 1/2 a red onion then served with crumbled bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2017
tastes just like my grandmothers recipe. added sweet potato turned out very nice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2018
This is a great recipe! Absolutely delicious. I will make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2017
I didn't grate the beats. The soup was really good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2016
i would give it more stars if I could loved it have made it several times! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2017
Great recipe. I didn't grate the root - just had it in small cubes. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2016
Loved it! I made this for a dinner party and it turned out great! Nice and easy with no need to babysit it!! Will make this again for sure!! Thank you for posting it.... Read More