Russian-Inspired Borscht Soup


Culinary Explorer
Привет, food enthusiasts! Immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant flavors of Russia with this Russian-Inspired Borscht Soup. This fusion dish features a hearty and nourishing soup made with beets, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and tender chunks of beef, all simmered together in a flavorful broth. Serve this comforting soup with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh dill for an authentic taste of Russian cuisine at home. Let's dive in and elevate your dinner table with this delicious fusion creation!


  • 1 pound beef chuck or stewing beef, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 large beets, peeled and grated
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Fresh dill, chopped, for garnish

  1. Brown the Beef:
    • Season the beef pieces with salt and pepper, to taste. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned beef pieces and brown them on all sides, working in batches if necessary. Transfer the browned beef to a plate and set aside.
  2. Sauté Aromatics:
    • In the same pot, add chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Simmer the Soup:
    • Return the browned beef to the pot. Pour in beef broth and water, stirring to combine. Add grated beets, diced potatoes, diced carrots, shredded cabbage, and bay leaves to the pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  4. Add Flavorings:
    • Stir in tomato paste, red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and sugar. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Simmer Until Tender:
    • Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Allow the borscht soup to simmer gently for 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the beef and vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded together.
  6. Serve:
    • Remove the bay leaves from the soup. Ladle the hot borscht into bowls.
    • Serve the Russian-inspired borscht soup hot, garnished with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chopped fresh dill.
  7. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy the comforting and nourishing flavors of this Russian-inspired borscht soup, a fusion of earthy beets, hearty vegetables, and tender beef that will transport you to the cozy kitchens of Russia with every spoonful! Приятного аппетита! (Priyatnogo appetita! - Enjoy your meal!)
This borscht soup is perfect for warming up on chilly days or for sharing with loved ones around the dinner table. With its rich flavors and wholesome ingredients, this fusion creation is sure to become a favorite in your home.
This Russian-inspired Borscht Soup recipe looks amazing! 🍲❤️ Love the vibrant colors and hearty ingredients. Can't wait to try making it – perfect for cozy nights or impressing dinner guests with something a little different. 🥄🌿
Russian-Inspired Borscht Soup? Count me intrigued! Such a vibrant and hearty dish, perfect for warming up on chilly days. Can't wait to try my hand at making this classic comfort food. Thanks for sharing the recipe! 👍