Cabbage Stew Recipes for Pork Lovers or Vegetarians

The cabbage harvest just came out and it’s all over the markets. You can start cooking it or pickle it to cook it over winter. Here are two cabbage stew recipes to try now or latter and to suit both pork lovers and vegetarians.

Cabbage stew recipes. Vegetarian

cabbage stew recipes


  • 1 cabbage (fresh or pickled)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • oil
  • peppercorn, paprika, laurel leaves, thyme, salt


Chop the cabbage and rub it with salt with your bare hands. If it’s pickled, it needs to be washed to desalt a bit. Put it in a pot with a little oil to boil slowly, for 20 minutes, on low heat, loosing water. Mix fro time to time to make it heat up evenly.

After the cabbage softened, turn off the fire and add the tomato sauce, pepper, 2 laurel leaves, a tablespoon of sweet or hot paprika and a fresh or dry thyme branch. Mix well. Add a small glass of water and put the pot into the oven to cook for about an hour. Check it out every 20 minutes, the last time adding the minced dill. At the end it needs to be well dehydrated and roast.

Cabbage stew recipes. With smoked pork leg

cabbage stew recipes


  • 1 large cabbage
  • 1 smoked pork leg (1.5 kg)
  • 1 white onion
  • around 100 gr. oil
  • fresh dill, thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tomato sauce cup (250 ml)


The pork leg can be raw or boiled. If it’s raw, boil it for 30 minutes in a pressure cooker. Prepare the clay pot and heat up the oven.

Chop the cabbage and the onion. Heat up the oil and cook the onion until it turns golden. Add the cabbage and let it cook until it softens a bit. Spice up with salt, pepper and the minced dill and thyme. Keep a teaspoon of thyme for later.

Cut the pork leg into thin slices. Put them down in the clay pot between cabbage layers and sprinkle some tomato sauce in-between. The last layer should be meat. Sprinkle thyme over it and put the pot into the oven. Leave it for 45 minutes, at high heat. At the end, the cabbage has to be soft and the leg well roast. There’s no need to add any water in the clay pot when cooking the cabbage.



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