Ukrainian Red Borscht Soup

Ukrainian Red Borscht Soup

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"My friend's mother from Ukraine taught me this recipe for the classic beet soup. It's as authentic as it gets. It can be served vegetarian-style by omitting the sausage."

Ingredients

1 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 257 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 626 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Crumble the sausage (if using) into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until no longer pink. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Fill a large pot halfway with water(about 2 quarts), and bring to a boil. Add the sausage, and cover the pot. Return to a boil. Add the beets, and cook until they have lost their color. Add the carrots and potatoes, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Add the cabbage, and the can of diced tomatoes.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook until tender. Stir in the tomato paste and water until well blended. Transfer to the pot. Add the raw garlic to the soup, cover and turn off the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Taste, and season with salt, pepper and sugar.
  4. Ladle into serving bowls, and garnish with sour cream, if desired, and fresh parsley.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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I have used this recipe twice- excellent. Read carefully, I have been to 23 countries. This is how I modified: No meat-to greasy. No garlic- not needed. No sugar- use aged vinegar, nice and swee...

Very good. I cook my beets with the skins on for about an hour in the water I will use for the soup. The skins slip right off after boiling and its easy to chop or slice them, besides it increas...

My family and I lived in Russia for 3 1/2 years, and I have looked for a borscht recipe that was the same as we had there. This one was perfect! I've never had borscht with meat in it, so I ma...