Ingredients (serves 4)
4 large cooked beetroot (boiled in skins, then peeled - but you can buy pre-cooked)
2 tins chopped tomatoes
1 chorizo sausage ring
1 large jar pickled gherkins (plus 4 tablespoons of the pickling vinegar)
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic
1 pint chicken stock
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt and pepper
Soured cream to serve
Chop and fry the onions and garlic until soft. Add the chorizo and soften for 2 minutes. Mix in the paprika.
Add the tomatoes and cooked for 5 minutes until softened and smooth.
Chop the beetroot and gherkins into chunks and add.
Add all the other ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve with soured cream and crusty bread.