Comfort food that can be prepared in advance. After all, it only gets better the next day. Very popular dish in Ukraine.

Braised Cabbage with Pork Ribs


Braised Cabbage with Pork Ribs
Braised Cabbage and Pork Ribs
10-15 minutes 70-80 minutes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS (serves 4)

  • 1 kg (2,2 lbs) pork ribs
  • 1.6 kg (3,5 lbs) cabbage
  • 2 big onions
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • Juice of ½ lemon (2.5 tbsp lemon juice)
  • Vegetable oil (~7 tbsp, 100 ml)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a thick-bottomed pot or use a deep skillet. Cover and roast the ribs until dark.
  1. Cut the onion into half rings. Add to the ribs and braise over low heat for about 30 minutes until soft.
  1. Shred the cabbage. Salt and lightly knead with your hands. Add to the meat and onions. Sprinkle in the cumin. Stir the cabbage to evenly distribute the fat. Braise for 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally. The cabbage should be cooked, but remain slightly crispy.
  2. Add sugar, lemon juice, and tomato paste. Mix well and braise for another 10 minutes.

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