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Beet the Cold: A Vibrant Twist on Traditional Borscht


About the Dish:

Borscht is a traditional Eastern European soup that is known for its vibrant color and rich flavors. It is typically made with beets, which give it its distinctive red hue, along with a variety of other vegetables and sometimes meat. This hearty soup is perfect for cold winter days and is often served with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh dill.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 10g
Protein 15g


Ingredient Quantity
Beets 3 medium
Potatoes 2 large
Carrots 2
Onion 1
Cabbage 1/2 head
Beef broth 4 cups
Tomato paste 2 tablespoons
Vinegar 2 tablespoons
Salt 1 teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar 1 teaspoon

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Peel and grate the beets, potatoes, and carrots. Finely chop the onion and cabbage.
  • Step 2: In a large pot, heat some oil and sauté the onion until translucent. Add the grated beets and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  • Step 3: Add the carrots and cabbage to the pot and cook for another few minutes. Then, add the tomato paste and cook for another minute.
  • Step 4: Pour in the beef broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Step 5: Add the grated potatoes to the pot and continue to simmer until all the vegetables are tender.
  • Step 6: Stir in the vinegar, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Adjust the seasonings to taste.
  • Step 7: Serve the borscht hot with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh dill on top.

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