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Sorrel Soup (Shchavel Borscht)

Sorrel Soup (Shchavel Borscht) is a classic and traditional Ukrainian/Russian Kitchen. A hearty soup loaded with potatoes, meat, veggies, and sorrel!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 12 cups water
  • lbs chicken breast (SEASONED*)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 medium/large potatoes, diced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp dill, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 boiled eggs, grated
  • ½ tsp vegeta or your favorite seasoning
  • 3 ½ cups packed Sorrel
  • serve with sour cream or mayo, optional


  • In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add the meat, salt and bay leaf, cook on med/high heat 10 minutes. Skim off any scum that rises to the top.
  • Meanwhile, dice potatoes, grate carrots, finely chop onion. Add potatoes to pot, boil another 12-15 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.
  • Sauté vegetables in skillet. On med/high heat, sauté onion with 1 Tbsp oil until onions are tender. Add grated carrots and 1 ½ Tbsp oil, sauté until carrots are tender. Add ketchup and sour cream, stir well. Remove from heat.
  • Chop sorrel. Grate eggs. Once potatoes are cooked, add sorrel, eggs, sautéed vegetables and herbs to pot. Turn heat down and simmer about 3 minutes.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream.
  • Enjoy my friends.