Cabbage always seems to go on sale this time of year and I love cabbage so I always stock up! did you know if you keep it cold, it will last a long time just in your fridge. My MIL will buy a whole bunch and make huge tubs of sauerkraut type cabbage this time of year. It is really tasty if you have not eaten it when you had morning sickness!
I thought I would post a couple of my favorite frugal recipes that use cabbage for fun!
This first one is not terribly cheap, but I was given a whole bunch of velveeta cheese before and canned cabbage so I used this recipe and you know, you may wrinkle up your nose to think about it, but I had so many people who disliked cabbage like this, try it first!
1 large cabbage shredded about 12 c. cooked and drained
1 onion diced 5 T margarine
1 1/2 c. white sauce (1 1/2 c. milk with 1 T. cornstarch, cooked until thick and add salt and pepper to taste)
8 oz. cubed american cheese
In frying pan fry onion until clear in butter or margarine. Add white sauce and cheese. Stir until melted. Mix with cooked cabbage Add salt and pepper to taste
Put into baking casserole dish Mix 1/4 c. bread crumbs and 1 T melted margarine
Sprinkle on top of cabbage mixture Bake at 350 20-30 min. and until heated through 6-8 servings
(this makes alot)
1 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1 T. celery seed
2 T. vinegar
Mix dressing all together. This lasts a long time in the fridge. When we made it for my wedding we had it forever afterwards it seemed! It does not take very much to make coleslaw . You slice the cabbage you want and add some dressing. Start with a little bit and it will not look like enough, but let it set awhile in the fridge and it will get all creamy and be plenty! Borcht
Start with a pan according to how much you want
You can boil a bone to get broth or you can use beef boullion and add cooked meat later or whatever. Fill pan about 1/3 -1/2 way with cubed potatoes, cover with broth. Simmer until potatoes are almost done. Add 1/2 head cabbage VERY finely sliced
Simmer on low
Meanwhile in frying pan cook 1/2 onion in a small bit of oil until yellowed, Add 1-2 grated carrots and fry a few minutes, add 5 small canned beets, grated or 1 fresh beet, peeled and grated to carrots, fry awhile. Add 8 oz. tomato sauce to pan and 1 c. water. Simmer 5 min.
Add to large pot
Simmer about 15 min until flavors combine, potatoes are soft. Add a bay leaf and 2 t. dillweed. Fresh is nice, but dry is fine too. Taste the soup and see if it needs salt. Add salt to taste.
Serve with a spoon of sour cream on top and with fresh bread.
On bottom of roaster pan layer a thick layer of potatoes, followed by carrots, cabbage, green beans, and any other vegetable you want, slat and peppering every layer.
Top with a pound of browned ground beef.
Make a white sauce (I like to use bacon if I have it and make the white sauce with the bacon. I used to do this when we got end pieces cheap), spice it and pour over top. Cover top of roaster and bake until potatoes are tender. Do not add water! The cabbage makes alot of juicy liquid.
This is nice as it takes a couple hours, for Sundays to put in before church. I have also made it in the crockpot. You can use cream of something soup if you have it.
One dish with cabbage I have made is pretty easy, it is a russian dish my MIL taught me to make.
First in a frying pan you brown cubed meat or chicken pieces, then you top with 1 or 2
onions sliced thinly and halved. Do Not Stir!
Top with a grated
carrot, ( you will want to have this over very low heat) still not
stirring, then about 5 cups very very thinly sliced cabbage.
Mix about 2-3
T. ketchup with about 3/4 c. water and pour over. (don’t stir stil).
Cover tightly. Simmer on
low for about 15 minutes before stirring, don’t stir too much. Cook over very low heat until
cabbage is tender and flavors have blended about 45 minutes or so, add dill
weed and a bay leaf the last while of cooking. You can also use like
French fry type cut potatoes instead of cabbage!
There are all kinds of other recipes I have that use cabbage, but I will not bore you! I love it in salads also! Besides just regular coleslaw you can make one with just plain ranch dressing on it or with an asian twist with ramen noodles.
You can put cabbage in a vegetable soup! Another one of my favorites is Bierrocks, where you simmer cabbage and ground beef on the stove and and wrap whole wheat bread dough around it! Yummy!
Hope you have a wonderful week using all that cabbage up!