• Almost A Borscht Soup

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    Almost A Borscht Soup
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 40 min Servings: 16
    by Glenn
    39 recipes
    I wanted a hearty soup for lunch and had a left-over half head of boiled cabbage. What else could I do but go wild adding borschtish ingredients until I almost lost track. Bottom line, if you don't have an ingredient just leave it out or substitute something else. Have fun and be surprised, like I was, that this came out tasting fantastic. Haven't tried it cold yet, nor have I mashed it into a toothpaste tube like the Russian astronauts.


    • 4 cups Beef (or ham) broth
    • 1/2 head Cabbage (chopped)
    • 1 Onion (chopped)
    • 1 cup Carrots (diced)
    • 1/2 cup Celery (diced)
    • 1/2 cup Potatoes (diced)
    • 1 cup Beets (a can of Harvard Beets will work) (diced)
    • 4 Eggs (hard boiled and sliced)
    • 1/2 cup Mushrooms
    • 1-28 oz can Diced Tomatoes
    • 3 tbs Ginger
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 1/2 tsp Dill (I hate dill so I leave it out)
    • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
    • 1 cup Sour Cream


    1. Start with a big pot.
    2. Add everything but Sour Cream unless you want Sour Cream in the stock (I don't).
    3. Bring to a boil then cut back to medium heat and let it boil until carrots are soft.
    4. Ladle into a soup bowl and add a dollop of Sour Cream unless you have already added it or you don't like Sour Cream like me. (How can you tell when sour cream goes bad--does it turn sweet?)

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    • Jann from PA
      Jann from PA
      Looks good. I'm not fond of dill either, and don't have any, and won't be buying any! Sour cream is a nice addition and looks nice when serving, but I don't need sour cream in everything either. Too many ingredients for me with my declining abilities. Never buy Harvard beets, regular beets are just fine. Good work! Will share with friends.
      • Denise Sherin
        Denise Sherin
        I just made something similar for the same reason lots of left over cabbage. Mine was a sweet n sour version. I like the ginger in this one, looks great!


        • Jann from PA
          Jann from PA
          Darn, I should have sent you a picture of my sour cream that went bad. It turned green and fuzzy on top!
          • Glenn
          • ShaleeDP
            I would try to recreate any soups, this looks good

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