Polish Beet Soup Recipe

Polish Beet Soup Recipe

  • Author: Tina
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Cups 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: Polish


An authentic Polish classic soup made with beets.  This healthy Polish soup is enjoyed by vegetarians and omnivores!


  • 46 beets
  • 1/2 white onion, diced small
  • 2 Tbs bacon fat, you may substitute vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs of your favorite herb, I used Thyme
  • 32 oz vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt & pepper to taste.


Scrub beets and remove tops. Place beets in large pan, add water enough to cover them and simmer them until fork tender, about 30 minutes. Peel the beets with either a knife or a crumpled piece of foil, the outer layer should come off easily. Chop beets into 1/4 inch pieces, set aside. In a large stock pot over medium heat, add bacon fat and onions and cook until onions become transparent but not browned. Add garlic and herb and cook 1-2 more minutes, don’t let the garlic turn brown. Add broth and beets, simmer 10 minutes. Check for seasoning, I didn’t need to add any salt or pepper to mine.