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Egg Noodles with Beef, Cabbage and Caraway

4-6 Servings

30 minutes

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The Hungarian dish called káposztás tészta inspired this recipe. We added beef to what usually is a simple mix of cabbage and onions to create a hearty, satisfying meal in a bowl. For fresh color and flavor, we recommend finishing the noodles with at least one of the optional herb garnishes. And a dollop of sour cream to add a little creaminess doesn’t hurt, either.



30 minutes


  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

  • 12

    ounces egg noodles

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Amy T.
October 20, 2022
Good winter supper
Delicious and fast. Sour cream brought it all together. I cooked the cabbage in two batches to ensure even browning. Will make again.
Thomas F.
November 20, 2022
Not The Best Milk Street Recipe
This recipe is an easier one, but I thought it was quite bland-and I even seasoned it at the end.
Brandi S.

Made this last night! It was simple and delicious my Husband says he would eat it again and again. Good because I sent some with him for his lunch today ;)

Michael H.

Did you really mean 80% ground beef?

April D.

Michael - good observation. We do mean 80% ground beef (i.e., 20% fat). Admittedly, that does not sound - nor is it - particularly lean, but we use this terminology to align with what you'll see on packaging at most grocery stores: the beef industry frequently uses the phrase "80% lean ground beef" on packaging. - April D.

Rachel B.

I made this with ground turkey, and added a bit more sour cream for creaminess, topped with chives and parsley from the herb garden. Delicious.

maureen s.

Question for staff- typically recipes call for soaking the cabbage in water before cooking but is not here- why?

Lynn C.

Hi Maureen -

Some people soak cabbage when using it whole to rid it of dirt and worms (especially if you've procured it from your own garden). Since we are thinly slicing the cabbage there is not need to do this. Some recipes for slaw or kimchee may call for salting the cabbage to remove excess moisture and slightly soften the cabbage, but that's not necessary here since we are going to cook the cabbage.

The Milk Street Team

maureen s.

This recipe was good. I think putting it all together would have been easier in a dutch oven verses the skillet I used. I combined sour cream with dill as the condiment otherwise I think it would have been too dry.