Simple Cabbage and Tomato Stew

by Milena

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Cabbage and Tomato Stew | Прясно зеле с домати | Kohleintopf mit Tomaten

This dish is a classic Bulgarian vegan stew recipe with fresh cabbage and tomatoes. All you need to prepare it are a few ingredients and some soft bread and you’ll have a fragrant and delicious warm dinner.

My mom cooks such a delicious fresh cabbage stew… Mmm! I often cook it here in Germany, but the local cabbage seems to be different and taking longer to soften. It happens to cook it for more than 1 hour, it really depends on the cabbage itself.

And here is how to prepare this Simple Cabbage and Tomato Stew

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Simple Cabbage and Tomato Stew

Delicious and easy dish from the Bulgarian national cuisine – vegan cabbage with tomatoes. And you’ll need only a few products for the preparation of this superb dish.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 6 minutes
Servings 2 portions


  • 1 cabbage about 1 kg
  • 1 onion small
  • 1 can of tomatoes or 2-3 fresh tomatoes
  • 4-5 tbs cooking oil
  • 2 pieces of bay leaf
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1/2 lemon freshly squeezed (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Peel and cut the onion, then let it cook in the vegetable oil on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Cut and add the cabbage in stages and let it simmer under a lid.
  • Add the tomatoes and water. Season with salt and paprika, then add the bay leaves. Let it simmer for about 40 minutes to 1 hour.
  • When the cabbage softens, season with black pepper. If the tomatoes aren't sour enough, add some lemon juice.

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