Finnish-Style Cabbage

finnish_cabbageCabbage makes a great side dish when you are trying to cook on a budget because it can be hearty, versatile and cheap. This is a recipe that I got from my grandmother and it is delicious. There is a video for this recipe as well in the Watch and Learn section. This is perfect for a winter evening. It is warm, hearty and feels like a big hug.



Cost: $5, just over a dollar a serving.

Quick tip: Cook up some ground beef or turkey to add to the dish and make it a meal.

Dietary Classifications: Gluten free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free (don't add cream or sour cream)



2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 medium Onion chopped
4 cups Green Cabbage chopped
2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
1 tsp dried Dill
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp sweet Paprika
1/4 c Water
1 1/2 Tbsp Currants
3/4 c Heavy Cream (optional)
Sour Cream for garnish (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Heat oil over medium high heat in a Dutch oven or oven proof skillet. Add onions and saute for about 3-4 mins, until almost translucent. Add cabbage, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 more minutes until cabbage is slightly reduced. In a bowl mix together tomato paste, vinegar, dill, salt, pepper, paprika and water. Pour mixture over the cabbage and mix in. Also mix in the currants. Cover your skillet and bake for 30 min. When you remove it from the oven you can add the heavy cream if you want. To garnish top with sour cream and dill.