Polish Beet Soup, Barszcz or Borscht, is an easy and delicious vegetable-packed soup that is bright in color and flavor! Your family will love this sweet and sour soup.
Course Main Dish, Soup
Keyword beets, Polish recipe
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
6cupsbeef bone brothor beef stock
5mediumbeetspeeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
3largecarrotscut into 1/2-inch thick rounds
2celery stalkschopped into 1/2-inch pieces
3Tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
ground black peppersto taste
Fresh chopped dill
In a large heavy-bottomed pot melt the butter over medium-high heat. Once the foaming subsides, add the onion and cook until translucent and soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Slowly add in the beef bone broth while scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Add in the beets, carrots, celery, bay leaves, caraway seeds, and allspice. Bring the mixture to a low boil, and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
Turn off the heat and remove the bay leaves. Add in the vinegar, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste.
Ladle soup into bowls and serve with sour cream and fresh chopped dill (both optional).