Quick Borscht

    Quick Borscht


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    This is a very simple version of borscht (beetroot soup) but it is still delicious! Serve with creme fraiche instead of cream if desired.

    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 6 medium beetroots, peeled and chopped
    • 2 cups (500ml) beef stock
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • double cream

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Warm olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions and garlic; cook until soft but not browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in chopped beetroot and cook for 1 minute.
    2. Stir in stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil; cover and simmer until the beetroots are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
    3. In batches, add soup to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Return soup to saucepan and gently heat through. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a swirl of double cream.

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    Reviews (5)


    Used different ingredients. After cooking for 30 minutes, the stock had great flavor. Then I blended the soup and it had the consistency of thick grainy pudding. It would have been great if I had not put it in the food processor. What a waste of beetroot. I even added some more beef stock to try to smooth things out and it was still grainy. - 29 Sep 2008


    We had some beetroot that we didn't know what to do with. This recipe was great! We didn't have enough beetroot so we added some potatoes too. Easy and yummy! - 29 Sep 2008


    The soup came out a delicious colour and texture (although as other users mentioned, it DOES take about 40-45min to cook the beetroot through). Since I had some other vegetables to use up, I added one carrot and two sticks of celery (all grated) to the beetroot as they were boiling, then blended it all together. You'll need to serve this soup with something else (ie, crusty bread), as it's not quite filling enough on its own. - 29 Sep 2008

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