Braised Beef with Cabbage

Braised Beef with Cabbage
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Braised Beef with Cabbage is two of my favorite dishes all rolled into one. Well, another weekend is here and so is another one of my grandma’s one-dish meals. There are many different ways of making this dish, and this is my and my family’s take on it.

It is inexpensive and so easy to make, but it definitely does not skimp on flavor! Braised beef with cabbage is also a gluten-free and paleo-friendly recipe. In case you are interested in knowing, cabbage belongs to the “Brassica,” family which also includes Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and broccoli.

Can you store leftover braised beef with cabbage?

Our recipes are perfect for any home chef, and this braised beef with cabbage dish is no exception! The leftovers can easily be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, just pop it in the microwave and you’re all set! Our recipes are always easy, tasty, and convenient so you can focus on enjoying your meal.

braised beef with cabbage

Braised Beef with Cabbage

Braised beef and cabbage is an inexpensive and humble vegetable has the highest amount of some of the most powerful antioxidants found in cruciferous vegetables.  Research has shown these compounds to protect against several types of cancer and lower LDL (the “bad cholesterol”) levels in the blood.  
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: braised beef, braised beef with cabbage, cabbage
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Beryl
Cost: $11.00


  • 1 large skillet with a lid
  • 1 large serving spoon
  • 1 knife
  • 1 liquid measuring cup


  • 2 tbsp salad oil
  • lb beef chuck cut in 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 1 apple pared, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 cans 1-lb size tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • tsp pepper
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 head green cabbage 1 1/2 lb, washed and cut in 8 wedges
  • 4 medium potatoes pared and quartered lengthwise
  • 3 tbsps fresh cilantro


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Then add the beef, and brown it on all sides. Now remove the beef from the skillet.
  • Add the onions to skillet, and let it cook slowly until golden brown. Add the browned beef, stir in 1 cup water, add apple and tomatoes, then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and sugar.
  • Bring this mixture to boil, then reduce the heat, and let this simmer, covered with a lid for about 2 hours.
  • Add potatoes and cabbage to the meat mixture, then let this simmer covered for about 20 more minutes longer, or until the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Braised Beef with Cabbage
Serving Size
1 serving
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Interesting Facts about Cabbage

Cabbage is rich in vitamins C and K, as well as an excellent source of fiber, vitamin B6, folate, and manganese.  It also contains iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium.  The sulfur in cabbage is essential for the production of keratin, a protein substance necessary for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

This is such a great dish and smells so yummy while cooking, which is definitely a simple dish to make, and I normally cheat and while it is baking, I am busy normally doing laundry, reading a good book, or most times watching a good movie. I am sure you will love it as much as I and my family and friends do.

When we have an occasional event at the church, I have even prepared this braised beef with cabbage, and it has also become a big hit with my fellow church members and our visitors. After you try this dish, please stop back by and leave me a comment and let me know how you may have tweaked the recipe to make it your own, and tell me what you absolutely thought of the recipe. I’ll be looking forward to reading your comments and suggestions.

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