Polish Style Minced Beef with Cabbage and Caraway

Polish Style Minced Beef with Cabbage and Caraway

serves 4


  • 450 g lean Scotch Beef mince

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 rashers rindless back bacon, snipped into pieces

  • 350 g (12 oz) white cabbage, halved and shredded

  • 2 tsp caraway seeds

  • 300 ml (half pt) hot beef or vegetable stock

  • 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

  • 2 tbsp cider or white wine vinegar

  • Season to taste

Cooking Method

  1. Stir-fry the minced beef, onion and bacon in a large non-stick saucepan until the mince becomes brown and crumbly and the bacon coloured.
  2. Add the cabbage, caraway seeds, hot stock, apples and vinegar. Bring to a steady simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Season with a little salt and a generous twist of pepper.
  4. Spoon into deep bowls and enjoy.

Let’s go Indian! Replace the caraway seeds with 1tbsp Garam Masala or a medium hot curry powder. Serve with boiled rice and mango chutney.

Serving suggestions

A Trinity of flavours…caraway, cabbage and apple simmered with lean minced beef and bacon for a hearty one-pot meal. Neither a soup nor a stew, best simply mop up the juices with boiled potatoes or crusty bread.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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