Polish Style Minced Beef with Cabbage and Caraway
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
- 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.
- Add the cabbage, caraway seeds, hot stock, apples and vinegar. Bring to a steady simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
- Season with a little salt and a generous twist of pepper.
- 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.
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.