Buraczki / Beets – Polish Way

This is traditional way of serving beetroots as a side dish in Poland. As a child I used to hate this dish but with time, when I grew up I started to love it. In fact, I crave buraczki right now…

beets polish recipe


  • 750 g ready cooked and peeled beetroots
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • black peppercorns


  1. Grate beetroots, transfer them to the saucepan with all juices.
  2. Add lemon, sugar, butter and heat over medium fire until piping hot and there is almost no more liquid left.
  3. Season to taste with freshly cracked pepper.
  4. Serve as a side dish.

Make 4 – 6 servings.


  • Instead of using ready cooked beetroots you can cook and peel beetroots on your own, you will need about 1 kg of beetroots for that.
  • My mother used to use very fine grater for that dish. I used coarse grater only because it was faster, but it did not change taste of the dish.


More recipes calling for beets: Polish Cold Yogurt Soup with BeetsRoasted Carrots and Beets in Balsamic Maple SyrupSweet & Sour Salad with Beets and PeppersCeleriac with Beets, Raisins and Walnuts aka Pink Waldorf SaladMoist Beetroot Blondies with Almond FlakesUltimate Beetroot Brownies with CoconutPolish Red Borscht Soup Made EasyBeetroot Salad with Rocket Leaves, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Feta Cheese or Decadent Red Velvet Brownies with Walnuts.

More Polish recipes.

Your thoughts…

  1. Oh my goodness–I love beets and this sounds (and looks) like a gorgeous way to eat them.

  2. I wonder if my husband would like these, he is a great fan of beets, me not so though! Nicely served with the lemon.
    Thank you for featuring my fried cheese Margot, how cool!

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