Ukrainian Standard Borsch
200 mins (prep 20, cooking 180)
17 ingredients
8 servings
This standard recipe for borsch is the one most commonly used with slight variations to suit one’s taste. It was customary for grandmother to cut the beets and other root vegetables into very thin strips. She preferred them that way. But they may also be grated in long shreds on a coarse grater with no sacrifice of quality to the finished product. For a well flavored borsch, it is best to use some fresh lean pork and a small piece of any smoked pork along with the soup meat of beef. Each of them contributes its own specific flavor and adds to the richness of the stock. Some Ukrainian Canadian homemakers add a small quantity of canned tomato soup to flavor and thicken the borsch slightly. If tomato soup is added, the flour may be decreased or omitted.

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Serving Size (127.47 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 277.19 Calories from Fat 211.77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.53g 289.66%
Saturated Fat 7.51g 300.23%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 70.66mg 188.44%
Sodium 1291.35mg 430.45%
Total Carbohydrate 6.95g 18.55%
Dietary Fiber 0.29 g 9.37%
Sugars 0.85 g %
Protein 9.67g 154.77%
Vitamin A 151.2IU% Vitamin C 4.36mg%
Calcium 108.48mg% Iron 1.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
soup, cold water, medium onion, small, thinly sliced celery, cooked white beans, shredded cabbage, salt and pepper, chopped fresh dill