Recipe: Tasty Ukrainian Borscht (Beet Soup)

Ukrainian Borscht (Beet Soup).

Ukrainian Borscht (Beet Soup) You can cook Ukrainian Borscht (Beet Soup) using 15 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Ukrainian Borscht (Beet Soup)

  1. You need 3 of medium beets peeled and grated.
  2. You need 6 Tbsp of olive oil divided.
  3. It’s 4 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth + 6 cups water.
  4. It’s 5 of medium potatoes peeled and sliced into bite-sized pieces.
  5. It’s 2 of carrots peeled and grated.
  6. Prepare 2 of celery ribs trimmed and finely chopped.
  7. You need 1 of medium onion finely chopped.
  8. You need 4 Tbsp of ketchup.
  9. Prepare 1 can of white navy beans.
  10. Prepare 2 of bay leaves.
  11. It’s 2-3 Tbsp of white vinegar.
  12. You need 1 tsp of salt.
  13. It’s 1/4 tsp of black pepper freshly ground.
  14. You need 1 of large garlic clove pressed.
  15. It’s 2 Tbsp of dill.

Ukrainian Borscht (Beet Soup) step by step

  1. Peel, grate and/or slice all vegetables, keeping sliced potatoes in cold water until ready to use..
  2. Heat a large soup pot (5 1/2 Qt or larger) over medium/high heat and add 4 Tbsp olive oil. Add grated beets and sauté 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until beets are softened..
  3. Add 4 cups chicken broth and 6 cups water. Add sliced potatoes and grated carrots then cook for 10-15 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork..
  4. While potatoes are cooking, place a large skillet over medium/high heat and add 2 Tbsp oil. Add chopped onion and celery. Saute stirring occasionally until softened and lightly golden (7-8 minutes). Add 4 Tbsp Ketchup and stir fry 30 seconds then transfer to the soup pot to continue cooking with the potatoes..
  5. When potatoes and carrots reach desired softness, add 1 can of beans, 2 bay leaves, 2-3 Tbsp white vinegar, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1 pressed garlic clove, and 3 Tbsp chopped dill. Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes and add more salt and vinegar to taste..
  6. Serve with vushka or garlic bread (optional) Enjoy!.

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