Russian Red Borscht Recipe in a bowl

Russian Red Borscht Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 People


  • 3 medium Potatoes sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large Beet grated
  • 1/2 large Onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium Carrots grated
  • 1/4 head of medium Cabbage thinly chopped
  • 16 oz canned Kidney Beans rinse them trough and let them drain
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tbsp Ground Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup


  • Prepare ingredients for the borscht.
    Ingredients for Russian Borscht on a tray
  • Fill a pot with 3 quarts of water. Add grated beet, sliced potatoes into the water and boil 15-20 minutes. Add can of beans (rinsed trough and drained). After the potatoes are almost done cooking add sliced cabbage to the pot. Add ground pepper, salt to taste, vinegar and ketchup.
    Pot with beets and liquid boiling
  • Sautée carrots, onions, with 4 tablespoons cooking oil. Sautée until vegetables are soft (7-10 minutes). Add to all coking ingredient. Cook another 5-10 minutes, until the cabbage is done.
    Skillet with carrots and onion
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream or real mayo.(This is optional, most people like sour cream, I dont)
    Russian Red Borscht Recipe in a bowl