I love eating Braised Cabbage, a classic comfort food popular in Russian and across Europe. A hearty low carb side dish, lots of flavor, and easy to make.
Braised Cabbage (Тушеная капуста) is an inexpensive meal, and very healthy for you with Vitamin K and Vitamin C. Sometimes I think cabbage gets an undeserved bad reputation, this is a great way to introduce it to your family.
This is a butter braised cabbage recipe without any meat. Some recipes add bacon or pork to the cabbage for a meatier side. I don’t like adding too much water to this recipe, and find that it’s only necessary if the cabbage isn’t fresh. Old cabbage (meaning picked and stored for a long time before use) won’t release enough water.
Be generous with the butter, I love the flavor that butter adds to this braised cabbage recipe. You can prepare this dish a day ahead and simply reheat as your side dish with your dinner.
Classic Comfort food popular in Russia and across Europe. A hearty low carb side dish, lots of flavor, and easy to make. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Butter Braised Cabbage (Тушеная капуста)
- 1 small cabbage shredded
- 1 carrot grated
- 2 medium onions diced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- salt and pepper to taste
Fry the diced onions and grated carrot in 2 tablespoons of butter until they are caramelized (for about 6 minutes).
Add the shredded cabbage and another tablespoon of butter, cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes on low heat. Set aside. If the cabbage is old and not fresh, add 3-4 tablespoons of water to make it more juicier.
Stir in 1 tablespoon of ketchup, and stew for another 5 minutes. Serve as a side with your meal.