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Ukrainian Shortcut Beet Borscht Soup with beef Recipe

NO CHOPPING REQUIRED! This homemade Ukrainian Shortcut Beef Borscht soup with beef recipe is quick (cook time of 15 minutes), healthy, low fat and delicious.  It's Weight Watchers friendly at only 2 smart points per serving.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Ukrainian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 47kcal
Author Terri Gilson



  • Dollop of light sour cream or non fat greek yogurt (optional)


  • Add 4 cups of water to broccoli slaw and cook in microwave safe bowl with lid for 10 minutes in microwave, removing and stirring during cooking time (at halfway point – 5 minutes). Drain when done.
  • While broccoli slaw is cooking, brown ground beef.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients (except evaporated milk and Greek yogurt/sour cream) to large pot and bring to a boil on high on stove top.
  • Reduce to medium and add drained ground beef and drained broccoli slaw. Continue to simmer on medium for about 15 minutes until broccoli slaw pieces are tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in evaporated milk (if desired). Remove bay leaf and serve with dollop (about 1-2 tsp) of greek yogurt or light sour cream, if desired.


NOTE:**The final version actually looks a bit lighter if you use the evaporated milk (which I highly recommend)! 
Ukrainian Borscht recipe | with evaporated milk -
** If you use the evaporated milk, do not cook it any longer after you add it, or it will curdle.
Nutrition Facts
Ukrainian Shortcut Beet Borscht Soup with beef Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Sodium 906mg39%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
NOTE: You will have a 1/2 bag of broccoli slaw left, so why not try my Easy Two Cheese Tuna Mexi Melts to use up the rest. It's another delicious, quick and easy weeknight meal. 
Two Cheese Mexi Tuna Melt


Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 906mg | Potassium: 177mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.6mg