Borscht is an authentic Russian/Ukrainian soup. It is very nutritious and has a lot of variations. Depending on what you are using as a base bullion it can be a meat, a chicken or a vegetarian (just skip the meaty part) meal.
300gr beef or 1 chicken,
salt and spices as you like.
Step 1: Broth/Bouillon/Clear Soup
Make a broth out of beef, chicken or, if you don't eat meat, just use water.
Step 2: Preparing the Veggies.
Grate 3 beets. Add 0.5 litre of water and place it on fire. As soon as it started boiling take it off and separate "juice" from beet. Let them both rest.
Step 3: Onion, Carrots and Tomatoes.
Mix, add spices, fry on butter and slow cook grated carrots, beets, tomatoes(or a paste), fine cut onion and bell pepper.
Step 4: Potatoes and Cabbage.
Add to the boiling broth cut potatoes and cabbage. Let it boil until almost cooked.
Step 5: All Together.
Mix all the ingredients including the beet "juice", add spices for your taste and boil until potatoes are cooked. Cut the meat from broth and add it.
Step 6: Serve It.
Serve it with sour cream, garlic and rye bread.
Приятного аппетита :)