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Cabbage Goulash Recipe

Cabbage Goulash Recipe

Cabbage is a very Southern dish. People who don't even like cabbage love this recipe. This goulash is good served with French bread or hard rolls, and I usually make a pot of pinto beans to go along with it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 10 cups shredded cabbage


  • 1. In a large kettle, cook the sausage, beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 183 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein

Reviews for Cabbage Goulash

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"I used all sausage, no hamburger. Added few carrot sticks. Added Sriracha sauce. Excellent! I don't think it'd ever make 10-12 servings tho, so have re-calculate the calories. Good for low carb diets."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"I have been looking for this receipe for a long time as this was something my MOM made for my DAD and 2 brothers..a good fall dish or winter dish after you have been out in the cold weather for a couple of hours !! it actually is better the day after..serve it with hot bisquits or crusty bread which you 'dunk' the the soup. thnx Taste of Home :)"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"It wasn't the worst thing I've ever had, but I thought it left a lot to be desired. It just didn't seem like the ingredients really meshed together. No one at my house was crazy about it."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"I used leftover cooked beef. I added one quart home canned tomatoes chopped instead of diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Some did not think they would like it, but they did."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"cut recipe in half and used ground beef, great dish"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"I cut this recipe in half and used left over roast beef instead of the ground beef and sausage. It turned out awesome! I will be making this again. Great dish!"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"I was looking for something to make with cabbage for a different taste and came accross this recipe. It was wonderful!"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"The recipe says to boil so I added 4 cups of water."

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"Made this tonight and it's a definite keeper! I cut the recipe in half. I did not use any sausage so used a pound of ground beef. My beef was already cooked so I waited to put the meat in later after I had let the cabbage cook down. I kept the lid on with the cabbage mixture so it would retain the moisture and not dry out. I fixed a pouch of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice to go with. We put the rice on our plates and then the goulash over it. I also made some boiled potatoes and put out the pickled beets. Our son wouldn't touch it but our daughter ate every bit of a fairly large helping. It was a big hit with my husband as well. I loved the flavors and the ease of making it. I had almost a head of cabbage to use up and glad I tried this recipe!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"This is a favorite recipe that I used alot when my kids were little. I lost it along time ago and I'm very happy I found it again. A really good way to prepare cabbage. You can spice it up or change it if you want to."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2009

"I make this same dish but no chili, no vinegar,add tomato sauce and add cooked rice---our name for this is "Exploded stuffed cabbage" I only use 5 cups of cut up cabbage or a very small head.

Every one loves it."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"Great meal..I have six kids and they loved it. Easy to make and will be making again."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"That's not goulash. That's chili."

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2008

"had to use up cabbage from the garden...wanted someting different....we loved the flavors..we added some rice for a coplete meal...also a little spicer..our taste."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.