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My version of traditional Eastern European beet root soup, made without animal products and to be cooked in an Instant Pot®. It's very easy to make: Just cut and prepare the veggies, put them into the pot, and start the Soup program. Then you can go do other stuff. This recipe yields about 5 or 6 liters of borscht. Lasts me a week. By the way, it's often said that borscht gets tastier in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
6 liters
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil and onion. Cook, stirring often, until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add a splash of water to stop cooking.

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  • Add 8 cups water, cabbage, beets, potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, bay leaves, salt, and pepper to the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 40 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Cook's Note:

To serve, add maybe a tablespoon of vegan sour cream (I like Tofutti(R) in the white package). It's to be stirred before eating. It's optional though, and I often eat this borscht without it. Add some green onions or dill weed (optional). Another idea is to add some croutons. Eat borscht with bread; rye is authentic. Alternatively, I often toast some tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

56 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 10.4g; fat 1.3g; sodium 51.8mg. Full Nutrition
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2 Ratings
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