Cabbage Stew

Cabbage Stew


  • Not a boring cabbage dish
  • Supports healing of intestinal lining (cabbage contains anti-inflammatory isothiocyanates)
  • Dinner or lunch
  • Preparation time about 1 hour


  • Fresh cabbage (you can use any type of white cabbage)
  • Carrot –  1 big or 2 small
  • Fresh dill – as much as you want (I added two small boxes from AH)
  • Tomato puree – one small pot/tin
  • A piece of raw or smoked bacon – as much as you want
  • Pepper –  a pinch
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Laurel –  1-2 leaves
  • Dry dill
  • Allspice (English pepper) – 4-5 seeds
  • Optional: a couple of fresh tomatoes cut in blocks, onion

Needed appliance

  • A cutting board
  • A knife
  • A frying pan
  • A spatula
  • A cooking pot with a cover
  • A kitchen rasper


  • I often make a vegetarian version – without bacon
  • You can add fresh tomatoes (for a richer taste)
  • If you don’t have fresh dill, you could use only the dry one but the taste is much better when you use the fresh herb
  • My mum would add dried mushroom to it but I don’t fancy it that much
  • If you don’t have or you don’t like bacon, you can use other meat like pork or beef
  • After steaming your cabbage stew, let it cool down overnight
  • Eat it warm
  • You can eat it with bread or boiled potatoes or on its own

Preparation steps

  1. Cut cabbage in thin stripesIMG_2555
  2. Place cut cabbage with dry dill, pepper, salt, laurel, English pepper in a cooking pot. Add 1 and ½ cups of cold water, cover and stew for 20-30 min on a small gas burner. Mix it from time to timeIMG_2557
  3. In the meantime, fry baconIMG_2571
  4. Cut dill, and rasp carrotsIMG_2569P1020089
  5. When cabbage starts losing water (after 20-30 min), add rasped carrots, fresh dill and fried baconIMG_2573
  6. Mix everything together and add tomato puree
  7. Stew everything a bit longer (another 20-30 minutes)
  8. Ideally: let it cool dawn (the best is to leave it overnight in a fridge). <or enjoy it immediately>photo
  9. Before serving, warm it up
  10. Enjoy on its own, with bread or with boiled potatoesfeatured





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