Instant Pot Borscht (Beet Soup) |

Instant Pot Borscht (Beet Soup)

Instant Pot Borscht (Beet Soup) puts a modern spin on an old classic. Learn how to make this hearty soup in your Instant Pot in a fraction of the time.

Course Soup
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Vegetarian, Whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 262 kcal


  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1.5 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 cups beef broth divided
  • 2 lb beets peeled, half diced & half grated
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 1 large russet potato peeled and diced
  • 1 small bunch dill chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Set the Instant Pot to Sauté. Add 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Sprinkle the meat with some salt and pepper, then add it to the Instant Pot insert. Let the meat brown for about 5 minutes. Add the diced onion and 2 cups of the beef broth. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and set it to Manual (high pressure) for 30 minutes. While the meat is cooking, prep the rest of the veggies.

  2. When the meat is done, release the pressure manually, remove the meat and onions with a slotted spoon, and put it in a bowl to cool. 

  3. To the broth that's in the Instant Pot add: 2 more cups beef broth plus the beets, carrots, potato and dill. Replace the lid and cook for 6 minutes on Manual (high pressure). While that's cooking, shred the cooked meat with your fingers.

  4. When the veggies are done cooking, release the pressure manually. Stir in the meat and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.

  5. Serve garnished with some chopped dill.* 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Borscht (Beet Soup)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 577mg24%
Potassium 802mg23%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 2595IU52%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.