Cabbage and Minced Meat Bake Recipe

This hearty cabbage and minced meat bake combines simple ingredients into a flavorful and comforting dish that’s perfect for a satisfying family meal. Here’s how to make this deliciously rich and savory recipe using cabbage, minced meat, and a few additional ingredients to enhance the flavors.


  • 700g cabbage, shredded
  • 700g minced meat (beef, pork, or a mix)
  • 10g salt (for salting cabbage)
  • 7g salt (for seasoning meat)
  • 3g black pepper
  • 3g herbs of Provence (or your favorite herbs)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 100g sour cream
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 50g sour cream (for topping)


  1. Prepare the Cabbage:
    • Place the shredded cabbage in a large bowl and sprinkle with 10g of salt. Toss to combine and let sit for about 10-15 minutes. This process helps to soften the cabbage and draw out some of the water. After sitting, squeeze out the excess liquid from the cabbage.
  2. Cook the Minced Meat:
    • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced meat and cook until browned, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks. Season with 7g of salt, black pepper, and herbs of Provence.
    • Once the meat is browned, add the finely chopped onion and grated carrot to the skillet. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Combine Ingredients:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked meat and vegetable mixture with the shredded cabbage. Mix in 100g of sour cream to bind everything together and add moisture.
    • Gently fold in the diced tomatoes, ensuring they are distributed evenly throughout the mixture.
  4. Bake:
    • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish. Spread evenly and top with the additional 50g of sour cream, smoothing it over the top.
    • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the dish is heated through.
  5. Serve:
    • Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together further and makes it easier to serve.


  • Herb Variations: Feel free to experiment with different herbs based on your preferences. For example, dill or thyme can add a unique flavor profile to the dish.
  • Adding Cheese: For an extra layer of flavor and richness, sprinkle some grated cheese over the top before baking. This will create a deliciously melty and golden crust.
  • Serving Suggestions: This dish pairs well with a light salad, crusty bread, or a simple side of steamed vegetables to balance the hearty flavors.


This cabbage and minced meat bake is a fantastic way to use simple ingredients to create a fulfilling and tasty meal. It’s perfect for chilly evenings when you crave something hearty and comforting. The combination of savory meat, tender cabbage, and creamy sour cream makes this dish a sure hit for any dinner table. Enjoy your homemade creation and the delightful flavors it brings!