1. Peel beetroot, cut into 1 cm cubes. Cut meat into small cubes. Heat oil in a large pan, add meat and cook, stirring, until browned.
2. Add water or stock and simmer, covered, for 40 mins.
3. Add the beetroot, cabbage, tomato, onion and garlic and simmer, covered, for 40
mins. Add potato and simmer, covered, for 15 mins or until potato is tender. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Note:- Borscht can be served hot or cold. See other Recipe "Borscht" for cold version. Sour cream is the traditional topping for this soup, which is a favorite fare during bitterly cold winters.