- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 8 cups (about 1 small head) chopped cabbage
- 5 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
- In a 6-qt stockpot over medium heat, cook and crumble beef until meat is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain.
- Add 2 tablespoons olive oil; stir in next nine ingredients. Cook 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Stir together ketchup, vinegar and remaining oil until smooth. Pour over meat and vegetables; cook 5 minutes more. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forSaucy Beef & Cabbage Supper
"Warm and delicious. I made the recipe as printed but added a few extra minutes of cook time to further tenderize the veggies. The spices added some warmth to the dish while the vinegar and the ketchup really brightened it up. It is a great way to stretch ground beef. I recommend chopping the cabbage fairly small (maybe around an inch or two) so you don't have to fight it with each forkful."
"This wasn't our favorite but it successfully used up the cabbage and carrots in our frig before they went bad. Always fun to experiment with a new and different recipe!"
"This was very different for me. I had only used these spices in sweets. It was delicious! Definitely will make again."
"Have already made this a couple of times. Love the beef and cabbage mixture with the tang of apple cider vinegar. We didn't have caraway seeds, but it didn't matter. Can't wait to try it with some good smoked sausage."
"We throughly enjoyed this recipe and wouldn't change a thing!"
"I added about 3/4 cup water with the vegetables and omitted the allspice and cloves. Used vegetarian hamburger crumbles to veganize recipe. Dish was delish...my German husband loved it. Caraway seed is a wonderful, little used spice. Served with baked russet potatoes."
"This was great. I enjoyed the flavor a lot. I love cabbage and beef combined. I agree with the cooking it a bit longer for the vegis to tenderize a bit more. I would have given this a 5 but I was out voted in the household. My children and husband didn't enjoy it as much as I did. Still a great recipe Thanks for sharing!"
"I followed the recipe just as printed - didn't add or delete any ingredients - and found this to be absolutely delicious! The only thing I did differently was cook it a little longer to tenderize the veggies. Other than the cooking time, nothing needs to be tweaked, nothing needs to be added. I'll definitely be making this again."
"I substituted 1/8 tsp mace for the allspice. I added 1 small can fire-roasted tomatoes and 2 ribs celery diced. Good, but I think it needs more diced tomatoes and no ketchup or vinegar. Serve with mashed potatoes for a hearty meal."
"This is the type of recipe I grew up eating; I love "goulash"! This recipe is easy and unique, to me, in the use of "different" seasonings. I only substituted homemade ketchup that has very little sugar...loved the subtle taste of the vinegar. The addition of caraway seeds is a classic touch for cabbage, and I enjoyed the taste. The recipe is a keeper, and our leftovers will be enjoyed in one of the other suggested recipes...what fun to have ideas for using the leftovers!"