An incredibly rich Ukrainian Borscht made with red beets, tomato, cabbage, and beans. Simple to make, full of vegetables, and so comforting!! Served Polish way with sour cream, potatoes, eggs, and parsley. Extra tasty, extra beautiful!
Start with preparing all your veggies: finely chop the onion, mince garlic, chop celery sticks, grate or chop carrot, grate or chop beets.
Heat a large pot with a little bit of oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, and cook until soft for around 3 minutes.
Add to the same pot chopped/grated carrot and chopped celery. Cook for 3 minutes more.
Add beets and shredded cabbage, all the spices, and hot beef broth. Bring to boil, then lower the heat and cover the pot. Let it simmer for around 30minutes.
Then uncover, add beans, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, and sugar. Bring to boil again and cook for 5 minutes more. Taste and season accordingly.