About this recipe: This borscht-inspired soup is absolutely delicious. Beetroot, braising beef, bacon, sausage, cabbage and leeks are simmered together to create this wonderful soup. Serve with fresh bread.
Kielbasa are smoked Polish sausages and are available at Polish delis. If unavailable, substitute in Mattessons smoked pork sausage.
No need to precook the beets. Shred them and cook directly in the meat stock. Also, leave out the bacon to make it lower in fat. I aaded somne vegetable stock to make the stock richer in flavor. - 06 Dec 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Finally, I've found the perfect receipe for old fashion "Borscht"!!! - 19 Dec 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I tried this against a Borscht recipe from a Russian friend of my mother's; a family classic from eons ago. I changed a few things to my liking (more broth, less bacon and sausage). Even mom likes this one better. Thanks Robert! - 09 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)