How to Make Beetroot Soup – Finnish Recipe – Punajuurikeitto – Borscht

This is our Finnish version of a Red Beetroot Soup! Healthy & Good! What to eat with Red Beetroot Soup? Traditionally, we serve beetroot soup with sour cream on top with a slice of rye bread.
See our YouTube video 
to see how Karen Grete prepares the Beetroot Soup
  • 3 medium apple size beetroots
  • 2 large size potatoes
  • 1 finely chopped Onion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 a white cabbage
  • 1 parsnips
  • 1 leek 
  • Salt and pepper powder to taste
  • 2 can of beef broth
  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • parsley
  • dill
  • a dash of dry margarine
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream

  1. Wash, peel and chop potato, beetroots. parsnip, onions, carrots, celery stalk, white cabbage and leek
  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat
  3. Add and saute the chopped onions, potatoes, beetroots. parsnip, carrots, celery stalk, white cabbage and leek. 
  4. Add chopped parsley, dill, bay leaves and cloves. and a dash of dry margarine. Stir the mixture
  5. Add 2 cans of beef broth. Fill up the 2 cans of beef broth with water and pour it into the pot. Keep stirring
  6. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, for 45 hour or until vegetable is tender. 
  7. Add 2 large tablespoons of tomato paste, garlic, teaspoon of sugar, salt and pepper. Keep stirring
  8. Then add 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle soup into bowls. 

  10. Top with sour cream. Sprinkle with chives. 
  11. Serve with a rye bread on the side

  12. Check out our easy rye bread video too!

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