This was really, really delicious, and surprisingly filling! Someone mentioned in a previous review that beets take longer to cook than 2 minutes. Note that the recipe calls for beets that have already been steamed tender. I did as someone else did; I added them in with the potatoes and let them all simmer together until done, rather than pre-steaming. This is going into my repeat recipe collection!
Subbed fresh chives for parsley. Used vegetable broth from Costco not meat broth. Due to lack of availability of fresh beats I had to use canned whole beats that I somewhat diced. Included the juice from the can into the broscht. I found that in my own bowl I preferred just stirring in some of the horseradish sour cream. Very appetizing and satisfying of a rather large appetite that day.
Loved it! I used golden beets that I needed to use and I had a jar of red beets. Finished off with a yogurt some horseradish and some dill on top I have to say I was super happy with this will be making it again I loved the full flavor and how light it was. It was quick to make too which is always a bonus. Pros: healthy light full of flavour Cons: Didnt last long.
Watch the potatoes I made this the other day and it is ever so yummy. My only problem was that while I was waiting for that nice red color to seep out of the beets the potatoes overcooked and started turning to mush. Just something to be careful about. Anyway I added carrots and omitted the sour cream as I like it best as a kind of vegetable soup sans embellishment. Probably wouldn't pass for borscht anywhere in Europe/Russia but it made a yummy veggie soup for me. Pros: Healthy quick easy cheap
Roast the Beets and Add Mushrooms Firstly borshch is not typically made with beef and sour cream. There are many different regional variations of borshch and to say that it typically has these two ingredients is misleading. To improve the flavour of the borshch try roasting the beets in their skins with salt and pepper until soft. Once cooled peel off the skins and either chop or shred before adding them to the broth. Also if you add a few dried mushrooms to the soup it will really kick up the flavour also.
This is very good and healthy easy version of Borsch. The original version takes much longer to cook and has more fat in it but tastes better I believe:) The original recipe also has tomatoes carrots and cabbage in it. You add shredded cabbage at the very end and cook it for about 5 min and then let the borsch sit for 30 min or so before serving. And we also put real beef or pork in this "soup" and boil it for up to 1 hour before adding all the vegetables. We fry sliced carrots and onion and sliced beats first in the pan then add sliced tomatoes and their juices and fry together for about 20 min adding salt lemon juice and sugar to taste. Then we add this mixtures to the main pot with boiling water meat and potatoes and cook for another 10 min and then add cabbage and also sometimes parsley. Olga originally from Ukraine no
This was a really nice soup and pleasantly different from what we're used to. Make sure to add enough vinegar to play off of the sweetness of the beets. I doubled the recipe so we could freeze some portions. This was good and it will continue to make a nice side with dinner or a quick lunch. I only wish I'd used more than two potatoes. I prefer it with no sour cream just the horseradish on top. Thanks!
You're right Olga. the original version is even better - the taste is richer. But what I like to add to my borscht are red beans. And I don't fry beats first - I let them stay a little bit mixed together with salt vinegar and sugar and then just put them in the boiling water. At the end you can also add a little bit of garlic and let borscht stay for a while. Enjoy!:) Olena
We really enjoyed this. It's not as good as my mom's Borscht but it made a quick and yummy version. I doubled it and made the following changes: (for doubled recipe) used 2 cups beef broth used 3 cans of beets with their juice and 4 potatoes. I didn't use horseradish. My son thought that a bit of fried bacon bits would have been a nice addition on top.
I literally have just finished making this.. came from the pot 2 minutes ago and first spoonful impression.. WONDERFUL! This is a fast quick healthier alternative to the real deal. Makes a great lunch!