Borscht Recipe

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This recipe was given to me years ago by a lady that I worked with. Before tasting her Borscht, I had never heard of/tasted borscht before. I fell in love with this tasty soup, as did my family. I make sure that I always have a supply in my freezer. So easy to make a freezes well!!

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6 clove
garlic, minced
2 medium
onions, chopped
2 large
carots, shredded
2 -3 stalk(s)
celery, diced
4 medium
beets, shredded
cabbage head, shredded
4 medium
potatoes, shredded
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 can(s)
19 oz, diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp
1/4+ c
fresh chopped dill
1/ can(s)
fresh chopped parsley
bay leaf
1 Tbsp
beef bouillon, cubes or single pkgs
8 can(s)
water, cold

How to Make Borscht


  • 1Shred, chop, mince, dice all your vegetables. Place in a very large bowl and mix well.
  • 2Use a large non-stick skillet and saute veg a bit at a time until tender crisp. Place each batch into a large stock-pot.(add a bit of oil if you find the veg is sticking a bit)
  • 3Once you have your vegetables sauteed and placed into stock pot, add the 8 cups of water and beef bouillon. Simmer about 1 hour or till your vegetables are cooked.
  • 4Add the salt, lemon juice, diced tomatoes, sugar, dill, parsley, bay leaf and paprika. Continue to simmer until the flavors are well blended. About 1 hour. Stir occasionaly.
  • 5Here you can either feed a crowd! or place in freezer bags as it freezes well.
  • 6This is a time consuming recipe but oh so worth it! And you'll thank yourself for freezing some when you need something quick for a meal. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!!

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About Borscht

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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