Popular in Central and Eastern Europe, Borsch is a tasty, comforting soup that looks fantastic - and is great for you too! Try it for yourself - Justin Wise shows us how...


  • 4 large beetroots

  • 2 sticks celery

  • 2 onions

  • ¼ cabbage

  • 2 carrots

  • 2 polish sausage

  • 2 pork spare ribs

  • 1 potato

  • ½ bunch parsley

  • ½ bunch dill

  • 3 tins baked beans

  • 6 lts Water

  • 500mls of tomato sauce

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • Salt to taste


  • 1.

    In a large pot place beetroots, chopped -celery, onions, carrots, cabbage, polish sausage. Also place the whole pork ribs, potato, picked and washed dill and parsley. Cover with 6lts of water place on high heat bring to boil, once boiled turn heat down to low and allow to simmer until beetroot is tender.

  • 2.

    Strain the stock and reserve the liquid and the beetroots.

  • 3.

    Peel the skin of the beets while they are still hot, coarsely grate the beets

  • 4.

    Add the grated beets back to the stock with the baked beans and tomato sauce

  • 5.

    Check seasoning and serve


Serves: 12
Time: 1 hour

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