Hearty Borscht Recipe: Like the Strong People of Ukraine, This Ukrainian Beet Soup Recipe Packs a Powerful Punch by 30Seconds Food

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Hearty Borscht Recipe: Like the Strong People of Ukraine, This Ukrainian Beet Soup Recipe Packs a Powerful Punch

Borscht is a beet soup that's common throughout Eastern Europe, especially in Ukraine. Some borscht recipes are vegetarian and some have meat in them, like this one with pork sausage. 

As we enjoy this delicious beet soup recipe that packs a colorful – and flavorful – punch, let's send positive energy and thoughts to the strong and brave people of Ukraine. 

Cuisine: Ukrainian 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10 


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 8 cups water
  • 3 medium to large beets, peeled and shredded
  • 3 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 2 small russet potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 1 can (8 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • sugar, to taste (optional)
  • sour cream, for garnish
  • fresh parsley, for garnish

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the sausage in a skillet until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate.
  2. In the same skillet, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Set aside. 
  3. Pour the water into a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Add the sausage and beets. Cook about 10 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes and continue to cook about 15 minutes. Add the cabbage, diced tomatoes, garlic and onion-tomato mixture. Stir. Cook about 5 to 10 more minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add sugar if you want it sweeter. 
  4. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with sour cream and chopped parsley. 

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