Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)

Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)

Repollo Guisado combines crunchy cabbage and Colombian spices in a flavorful tomato sauce. This is a simple yet flavorful meatless dish. A few ingredients prepared with a few aromatic spices, creates a delicious side dish, or a vegetarian main course.

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Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)



  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 /2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup of vegetable stock or water
  • 1/2 small green cabbage, cored and cut into thin shreds
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley

Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)


  1. Heat the oil over medium low heat, add the onion, crushed garlic, scallions, bell pepper, salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add the cabbage, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, ground cumin for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the stock, or water, and bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes more. Adjust the seasonings if needed. Add fresh parsley or cilantro and serve warm.
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  1. says

    I have half a head of cabbage and everything to make this, might do it tomorrow. It sounds so good and would go great with roast pork.

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