Young stewed cabbage with meatballs and sauce: a recipe for a budget and hearty dinner dish

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Delicious stewed cabbage. Source: insanelygoodrecipes.com

Stewed cabbage can be made with vegetables, minced meat, bacon, prunes, and apples. To prevent the cabbage from being hard, cooks recommend adding tomato paste.

What to cook delicious stewed cabbage with

The cook shared a recipe for delicious stewed cabbage with meatballs on Instagram.

Recipe of the dish


  • Cabbage (young)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Salt, pepper – to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of Provencal herbs
  • 300 g of minced meat
  • Eggs
  • Onions
  • Salt, pepper – to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried garlic
  • Vegetable oil
  • 100 ml of water
  • 100 ml of cream
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce

Method of preparation:

1. Pour oil into a frying pan, put the cabbage, and cook over medium heat. Also, add a chopped onion and one grated carrot.

Carrots and cabbage

2. Season with salt and pepper to taste, add Provencal herbs, and cook under a closed lid over low heat.

Braised cabbage

3. Meanwhile, add 1 egg, finely chopped onion, salt and pepper, and half a teaspoon of dried garlic to the minced meat. Mix well and make small balls.

Minced meatballs

4. Fry in a frying pan on both sides, then add water, cream, and tomato sauce. Simmer for a few more minutes.

Sauce for meatballs

5. Put it all in the cabbage, mix well, and cook for 2-3 minutes under the lid closed.

Braised cabbage with meatballs

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