Sunday, December 2, 2012

Beet Soup

Before I even post this, I apologize for the lack of amounts. This is one of those recipes that have never been written down. We all just learned to make it, standing by Nana's side.

For all of you who are saying "beets...ew!" don't knock it until you try it!

As far as peeling the beets, so many people have their own preferred methods. I peel them while raw with a potato peeler. It just works for me.
Also, there are different methods for the bacon. Some people like to fry and crumble their bacon before adding to the soup, I chop mine up small and add raw.

Nana’s Beet Soup

1 bunch of beets
½ lb of bacon
Pinch of salt
Splash of vinegar
Half and Half

Cook and peel your beets
Dice beets
Wash and chop the stem and greens
Fill a pot with water
Boil beets as well as chopped greens and stems
Add bacon and a splash of vinegar
Salt to taste
Serve as is, or add a dash of half and half


Yes officer, I promise you I was only making beet soup!

You can have it plain...or

Add your desired amount of cream.
(I l-o-v-e the color with cream in it!)

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  1. This sounds very interesting. I haven`t heard of beet soup, but I would love to try it out!

  2. My sister adores beet soup. I have to admit it's not my favorite, but I know it's so healthy to eat beets.

  3. You had me with adding the bacon. Think I'll try this this weekend!

  4. What an easy soup! Although I am a vegetarian and love beets, the bacon wouldn't work for me. - but I would love the cream.

    1. Oh Judee...please do try it without the bacon! I usually have to make two batches as my daughter is a vegetarian. She loves it still!

  5. What a great variation of borsht!! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

  6. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.