All-in-one cabbage with beans & carrots

All-in-one cabbage with beans & carrots

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6
Perfect with chicken or fish, there's no need to serve another side with this medley on the table

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal169
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre0g
  • protein10g
  • salt1.17g
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  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped into small chunks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 Savoy cabbage, quartered, cored and shredded
  • 400g can haricot bean, washed and drained
  • 300ml chicken stock


  1. Heat the butter in a wide saucepan. Add the bacon and carrots, then sizzle for 3-4 mins until the bacon starts to crisp. Stir in the cabbage, cook for 2 mins until wilted, then add the beans. Pour over the stock, then simmer for about 5 mins until the beans are hot and the carrots are just cooked.

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7th Jan, 2012
Fantastic recipe and so simple. I followed the recipe but didn't have all the exact ingredients so used what I had in as replacements: Parma ham & butter beans. I added spring onions as per someone else's suggestion. I served it with oven baked haddock (a recipe taken from this site) that had a garlic Mayo, breadcrumb/ lemon crust and the match was fantastic, my guests said that the dish was bursting with flavour with every mouthful. I'm not a particularly good cook so to have feedback like that has really boosted my confidence.
19th Aug, 2011
could you freeze this recipe ?
20th May, 2011
A good recipe to get the family to eat cabbage, we have it with salmon fillets.
16th Mar, 2011
Really lovely, and so easy. I had no beans, no bacon and the wrong type of ccabbage and it was still great. I used spring cabbage, some left over chorizo and just left out the beans - it went down really well and people had seconds of veg - I served it with roast chicken. Will definately use again and again, previously my green cabbage cooking has been awful (boiled mush or slightly burnt sauteed) so this is a revalation!
26th Feb, 2011
I served it with fresh bread for lunch and we all enjoyed it
16th Jan, 2011
Don't eat meat so left out the bacon. Added a little salt and white pepper and it was scrummy. Tasty enough to eat on its own!
1st Nov, 2010
this recipe is fab, it's the ultimate side dish when having a dinner party-a family favourite :D
24th Aug, 2010
Although i left out the beans and substituted the smoked streaky bacon for unsmoked back bacon (due to one of my guests not liking them), it was still a lovely dish and full of flavour. A great way to make plain veg a little more interesting.
5th Apr, 2010
I loved this recipe. I had some spring onions, a green chile pepper half the seeds left, a few mushrooms and a stick of celery in the fridge, so i added them with the carrots and bacon. The taste was fantastic. When served it I sprinkled some asagio cheese. Try it the flavours are incredible. We ate it on its own with some crusty bread. A meal in itself.
18th Aug, 2009
Really yummy way to cook up some cabbage. Made it alongside the slow roasted chicken so you can use the one stock cube for both recipes. Result was a really easy, tasty Sunday dinner.


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