4tablespoonsSour Creamto your taste (optional, see notes)
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Pour the oil in to the inner pot of your instant pot. Peel and dice the onion and throw it into the pot.
Press the SAUTE function and adjust to HIGH (if you have such option on your IP). Let it saute. Now you will be cutting/shredding/dicing the veggies in stages and adding them to the pot.
Peel the carrots and cut into small pieces (I cut them in half lengthwise, then again in half and cut into tiny pieces). When ready, add them to the pot. Stir.
Trim off the ends from celery and cut each stem in half lengthwise and now slice/dice it into small pieces. Add to the pot and stir.
Remove the hard part from cabbage and shred/cut it using a knife. Add it to the pot and stir.
Use gloves to wash, peel and dice the beets. Try cutting them smaller rather than larger as they take the longest to cook. You can also shred them, if you prefer. Add them to the pot and stir again.
Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks (so they won’t overcook). Add them into the pot , stir and turn off the SAUTE function.
Now add the rest of the ingredients apart from sour cream. It doesn’t matter what order you add them in.
Lock the lid in its position. Turn the steam releasing valve to SEALING and press MANUAL (pressure cooking). Adjust the time to 15 minutes and let it cook. When ready, wait 10 minutes before releasing pressure manually.
Serve with a generous dollop of sour cream (optional).
Sunflower oil can be substituted with vegetable oil.
This recipe was developed for a 6-quart/6-liter instant pot electric pressure cooker.
This recipe yields 6-8 portions but the number of portions might vary. This depends on the size of your portions.
The overall cooking time does not include time that the pot needs to come to pressure + release its pressure. Count with extra 30 minutes in this case.
This soup can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. It reheats well.
To make this soup vegan, omit sour cream.
If using sour cream, note that the amount used is entirely up to you. You might need more or less than 4 tablespoons.
Keyword: Beet Soup, Homemade Borscht, Instant Pot Borscht
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