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Prep Time:
6 hrs
Cook Time:
5 hrs
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Lithuanian Borscht

A traditional favorite soup with an unforgettable taste.



  1. Bring 4 cups of the beef broth, the beef shank, and onion to boil in large pot.
  2. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer meat to work surface; trim fat, sinew and bone and discard. Chop meat; cover and chill. Cool broth slightly. Chill in pot until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 1 day.
  4. Spoon fat from top of chilled broth and discard.
  5. Add remaining 4 cups broth, beets, carrots, and potato; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
  6. Stir in meat, cabbage and 1/2 cup dill; cook until cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in vinegar.
  8. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup dill.
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One of my favourite polish dishes.
15 Mar 10 by member: Milka
Its Lithuanian dish ! I love it when I'm at my moms home :)
20 Apr 13 by member: ewelinari
And my favourite Russian Borsch.
12 Sep 13 by member: Helga.G


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Nutrition summary:

There are 231 calories in 1 serving of Lithuanian Borscht.
Calorie break-down: 29% fat, 37% carbs, 34% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 66
Calories 231
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 7.34g 11%
  Saturated Fat 3.732g 19%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.379g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.518g  
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 910mg 38%
Potassium 950mg  
Total Carbohydrate 21.69g 7%
  Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%
  Sugars 6.5g  
Protein 19.67g  
Vitamin A 1301% Vitamin C 255%
Calcium 87% Iron 122%
of RDI*
(231 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (37%)
Fat (29%)
Protein (34%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories