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Chili Borscht

I had some leftover chili and thought I’d make a quick soup for lunch.


  • 2 cups leftover chili
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • ¼ barley
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 wedge – about 1/4 of a small head of cabbage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 peppercorns
  • ¾ teaspoon dill weed
  • small sprinkle of dried chili pepper (optional)

  1. Put the chili into a medium sized pot and fill it half way up with water. Add the bouillon cube for the stock flavor, then all the rest of the ingredients. Cook 1 hour.
  2. Enjoy with Charlotte’s corn and cheese biscuits or Judy’s Zwieback.


  1. Just perfect for a cold snowy day! I love meals made from leftovers and this one sure hits the spot!!

  2. Oh this looks perfect. I always have stagg chili on hand for our nachos and I bet it would work perfect for this too.

  3. Hmmm...the best of both worlds. Great combo to try...and I shall have to do just that.

  4. This is such a great idea for leftover chili! I usually have just enough for one person, but I could do this and make dinner for two. thanks!

  5. I make chili and I make borscht but never chili borscht!! What a great idea...thanks for sharing.


  6. perfect to go with biscuits!!did you make some? :^)

  7. Tehya and I both agree, "That looks good!!!" Tehya's following comment was, "She took her own pictures?! Woah!"

  8. This sounds like a great idea...a new twist on borscht!

    I'm wondering what stagg chili might be, Lovella.

  9. That sounds so good! And I always try to freeze some of our chili when we make a big pot. This would be good using that! But why am I still craving chocolate? lol

  10. Very interesting. Now my mom has put a jalapeno in her borsch before but I never thought to add these ingredients to chili...

  11. Another delish idea for leftover chili (or a can of stagg) is to make a hot dip. Layer a large, shallow casserole dish with one package of creamcheese, one can (or two cups) of chili, and cover with cheddar cheese. Heat until all is bubbly and serve with tortilla chips. SO GOOD.


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