Perfect Braised Cabbage


White Scribbled Underline

– 2 medium – cabbage heads – 4 large – carrots – 1 tbsp. – Mrs. Dash seasoning – 1 tbsp. – Garlic salt – 1 tsp. – Sea salt – 1 tsp. – Vegeta – ⅛ – ¼ tsp. – ground Black Pepper (to taste) – 2 Bay leaves – Olive oil (as needed for frying) – 15 oz. – Tomato Sauce – 3 oz. –Tomato Paste – ½ cup – Heavy Whipping Cream – 2 lbs. - beef (rinsed and cubed)



14 servings

4 hours 35 minutes

Step 1

Let's prep our meat first! Measure out all spices. Mix the spices together on a plate and set them aside until ready to use.

Step 2

Soak meat in water for thorough cleaning and removal of blood (optional). Rinse well. Cut into small, 1” cubes. Soak the meat again, and rinse thoroughly. Place the meat into a strainer for the water to drain.

Step 3

Transfer clean meat into a gallon-size zip lock bag or bowl with a lid. Sprinkle and stir in the seasoning.

Step 4

Cover with lid (or zip lock bag) and let it marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

Step 5

Start by rinsing all the vegetables Next, remove and discard any wilted or browning leaves from the exterior of your cabbage before moving on to the next step.

Step 6

Time to shred it! I recommend shredding the cabbage using a cabbage shredder, but you can also shred it with a knife.

Step 7

Next, grate carrots. Personally, I prefer using a Korean carrot grater.

Step 8

Time to start braising! Place one layer of shredded cabbage on the bottom of a 10 quarts pot and then sprinkle some carrots over the cabbage.

Step 9

Repeat the process until you've run out of cabbage and carrots. The pot should be about ¾ full of shredded vegetables.

Step 10

Heat the skillet at a high temperature. Place seasoned meat onto the hot skillet and sear the meat on high, stirring constantly to prevent burning. (Keep the temperature on high to prevent the pan from cooling from the cold meat. This causes the meat to juice out and become dry.)

Step 11

Sauté meat, stirring it constantly for a couple of minutes. Reduce the heat to low and let it continue frying for a couple more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 12

Add tomato sauce, paste, and heavy whipping cream, stir and simmer for a few minutes.

Step 13

Make a small crater in the middle of the cabbage and place the meat and sauce in it. Cover the meat and sauce with cabbage by pulling some from the edge of the pan to the center. Cover with surrounding shredded vegetables.

Step 14

Place the pot into a preheated oven at 350 F. Now allow it to cook and simmer for one hour at 350 F. Reduce the temperature to 300 F and cook for 3 more hours. Next, remove it from the oven and stir the braised cabbage very gently, not to mash it.

Step 15

Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy! Braised cabbage can be served right away or if it must wait, cover with a lid, place it back into the warm oven (as long as it is turned off), and serve within a couple of hours.

How to Store

White Scribbled Underline

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.


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