Oct 6, 2010

corned cabbage

Family Favorite

Well, this is almost a family favorite, since two of the five don't consider it one, but the other three that do speak very loudly.

This is a super easy to make, very simple meal, but oh so wonderful.

We started making out the entire corned seitan (corned beef) dish, complete with seitan, cabbage and potatoes, but as time went on, we realized we actually like the vegetables. True the seitan makes a great Reuben (see the Corned Setian recipe on the Recipe list page), but the corned seitan can be frozen and it takes more work and we found ourselves eating the cabbage and carrots and potatoes more.

The obvious solution was to skip the seitan and make only the vegetables. Now before you ignore this dish, let me tell you how fantastic it is.
 It is thhhhhiiiiissss good.
The horseradish sauce is really what puts it over the top, so no matter what eggless mayo you use, Veganaise, Nayonaise or a homemade one using tofu, this is the sauce that makes the humble cabbage and potatoes an aristocrat.  

To make it all you do is put all of your vegetables, cabbage, carrot, onion and potato in a large pot and add the cooking broth made of pickling spice, balsamic vinegar, ketchup, maple syrup, cloves, garlic and paprika. Simmer until the vegetables are tender and serve with the Horseradish sauce.

Cost Breakdown
carrot, onion, garlic: $2
potato: $2
cabbage: $4
veganaise, horseradish: $1
spices, maple, ketchup, vinegar: $1
Total to feed a family of 6:


  1. Anything with horseradish works for me.

  2. Sounds fine, but where's the protein component? I'd appreciate a protein side dish suggestion, maybe a baked tofu or vegan sausage?

  3. Thanks, Gigabiting.

    Imadden, you are welcome to add whatever you like to it - Tofurkey Kielbasa simmered for the last few minutes of cooking would be ideal - my family likes it just the way it is. These are just ideas and a springboard to help you find something a little different to eat than what you may have on your menu.

    Having said that, a serving of a quarter of a cabbage and a few medium potatoes have 10g of protein. A 4 oz serving of tofu also has around 10g of protein. So, while it might not seem it, the veggies deliver a fair amount of protein.

  4. I love cabbage this way! I've been using a lot of butternut squash with it lately (instead of potatoes) b/c someone gave me a ton of it. I like bumping up the protein with some nutritional yeast. This would also be lovely with some beans!

  5. made this last night with veggies from our csa. was really good. I was surprised!

  6. Good for you, Rick! Sometimes the simplest meals are the tastiest. Glad you tried it and let me know what you thought!


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