An easy borscht recipe on About.com involves cooking beets with lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper in a pot of meat or vegetable stock. An easy recipe for borscht is also available on EatingWell.com.
Follow the borscht recipe on About.com by wrapping 4 beets in foil and roasting them in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 40 minutes or until they are tender. Allow the beets to cool before cutting them into strips. Boil 4 cups of stock in a pot, and then add the sliced beets, 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 minced garlic clove and 1 teaspoon sugar. Season with salt and pepper, and then allow the mixture to stew for 10 minutes. Serve the borscht as a hot soup with boiled potatoes and dill, or chill the borscht and serve it cold with sour cream and dill.
Make borscht according to the simple recipe on EatingWell.com by steaming beets and cutting them into cubes. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the cubed beets for the recipe. Chop 1 onion and dice 1 potato. Brown the onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil before adding the potato and 2 cups beef or vegetable broth. Season with salt and pepper, and then cook the mixture until the potato is tender. Stir in the beets and 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, and then continue to cook the soup for a few more minutes. Serve the borscht with horseradish sour cream and parsley.