If you're not a fan of beetroot, I still recommend giving this a go: it doesn't taste very...beetrooty! Also, if you are really fussed about spending syns you could swap out the Philadelphia for a bit of horseradish - but only a teaspoon otherwise you really will be in trouble on the thunderbox.
We used a Tefal Easy Soup for this - but you can use a pan just as easily! We love it because you chuck everything in and press a button and away it goes.
400g chopped cooked beetroot
60g of chopped white onion
400ml of chilli and tomato passata
one garlic clove, minced
450ml of beef stock
50g of Philadelphia Lightest
chuck everything in a pan bar the Philadelphia and cook for about twenty minutes
blend and serve with lovely bread
I mean it's that easy.
swap Philadelphia for horseradish if you want a more 'sour' soup
cooked beetroot is different from pickled beetroot mind you - you'll find cooked beetroot in the fresh vegetables part of the supermarket, but vacuum packed