Cabbage Borsht

Cabbage Borsht

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"This German soup with cabbage, potatoes, tomato, and dill may be made with either chicken or beef. Finished with dill, and great with a dollop of sour cream."


1 h 45 m servings 308 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 966 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place chicken in a large pot of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook approximately 30 minutes. Remove from water, cool, and shred into bite-size pieces. Discard skin and bones.
  2. In a large stock pot, heat 1 gallon of water with tomato soup and salt. Bring to a low boil. Place cabbage, potatoes, carrot, onion, chicken, and bay leaf in pot, and return to a simmer. Cook at a very low simmer until vegetables are tender, approximately 20 minutes. Add parsley and dill, taste and adjust seasoning with salt if needed, and serve.


  • Note
  • Ground beef or beef stew meat may be used in place of the chicken. If using ground beef, brown in a skillet over medium heat, then drain excess grease. If using stew meat, simmer meat until tender, approximately 2 hours, depending on the cut. As well, chicken poaching liquid or beef stewing liquid may be used in place of the water.
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  1. 18 Ratings


This was delicious! I sized the recipe down to serve 5, and added all the ingredients(except bay leaves, didn't have any), into the crock-pot. Turned it up to high for about 4-5 hours. Instead...

Wonderful,hearty meal!!My german grandma made something similar but added crushed hard boiled eggs and stirred in the whole container of sour cream to the pot,it has been a Christmas eve tradit...

My family of four thought this was acceptable but not a do-again. I followed the recipe exactly but we just did not enjoy it that much. Sorry!

Very nice soup. Made vegetarian version with Morningstar "meat" crumbles. Halved recipe and substituted a can of diced tomatoes for the tomato soup. Added a few cloves of minced garlic and us...

I really like this recipe. I used a large can of diced tomatoes instead of tomato soup- delicious!

I made this soup with vegetarian chicken patties instead of chicken, and it was a big hit with my family. My daughter asked me to make this a lot more often!


This was just like my grandma used to make it. Very yummy with the sour cream and I added a splash of jalapeƱo juice to spice it up. The whole family was happy.

I enjoyed the recipe. I added some salsa to make it a little spicier. This is a keeper for our family.