Tushenaya Kapusta

Tushenaya kapusta is one of my favorite Russian/Ukrainian foods. I don’t really know if it’s Russian or Ukrainian. I think it may have some Asian or Middle eastern influences. I just know that my mom has made it for our family forever and now I would like to share it with you. It’s very easy to make because like many of the other recipes it has the same ingredients with the addition of cabbage. It’s a great side dish to mashed potatoes or a great main dish. If you make it vegetarian it’s also a great filling for vareniki.


1 Tbsp olive oil

1/2lb-1lb of meat of your choosing (chicken breast, pork, beef)

1/2 Head of cabbage

3 Medium carrots

1 Small onion

2 Garlic cloves

2 Tsp salt

1 Tsp pepper

1/2 Tbsp Vegeta

*Makes about 4 servings

Heat oil in a large skillet or soup pot. Add chopped up meat and brown until cooked through. I had some pork roast that I chopped up into 1 inch cubes.

While the meat is browning chop onion. Add to the meat.

Add garlic either minced or whole cloves, you can remove whole cloves after cooking.

Shred the carrots and add to the meat and onions. You can shred carrots yourself or purchase already shredded carrots at the grocery store and add about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of carrots. Stir and cook on medium high heat.

Take the 1/2 head of cabbage and shred it as well. Exactly like you would for borscht. Add to the rest of the mixture.

Add salt, pepper and vegeta. Cover and cook on medium heat 25-30 minutes. Taste it and make sure the cabbage is tender and not crispy. Be careful and don’t overcook the cabbage because it will turn mushy and you don’t want that. Try it out. It’s delicious and toddler approved!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. yurirasin9
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 06:58:18

    gonna try that tonight, thanks for the info


  2. Trackback: Cabbage filled Vareniki (s tushenoy kapustoy) « Let's make some Russian food

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