Spicy cabbage for the winter with beets

Ingredients for cooking spicy cabbage for the winter with beets

  1. White cabbage 1 kilogram
  2. Celery root 1 piece
  3. Beets 1 piece
  4. Vinegar 1/2 cup
  5. Black peppercorns to taste
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Hot pepper (chilli) to taste
  8. Water optional
  • Main Ingredients: Cabbage, Pepper, Beetroot, Celery


Saucepan, enamelled or ceramic deep bowl, kitchen knife, medium grater, glass jar with a lid, kitchen oven mitts.

Cooking spicy cabbage for the winter with beets:

Step 1: prepare the vegetables.

First cabbage. Peel the upper, withered leaves from it, divide the head of cabbage into halves or quarters, as you prefer, and cut a bitter stump out of it. Cut the remaining leaves into thick strips or large squares. Grind chopped cabbage with salt and squeeze. If the leaves of your cabbage are hard, then pay special attention to this moment.
Rinse the beets, cut off all excess and remove the skin. Cut peeled root vegetables into small pieces or grate on a coarse grater.
Mix the cabbage with beets in a deep plate and add the chopped hot pepper pod to them. If you don’t really like spicy, then add quite a bit, focus on your taste.

Step 2: prepare the celery.

Peel the celery root by removing the top layer from it. After thoroughly rinse, dry and cut into small cubes.

Step 3: prepare the marinade.

Pour water into the pan, add vinegar, black peppercorns and chopped celery root to it. Stir everything and bring to a boil.

Step 4: prepare hot cabbage for the winter with beets.

Transfer the cabbage with beets into a deep plate (enameled or ceramic) and pour the marinade. Vegetables should be completely immersed in liquid, and two fingers should enter from the surface of the marinade to the cabbage with beets.
Put the vegetables to pickle on 3 days in a warm place.
Three days later, spicy cabbage with beets will be ready, so you just have to prepare it for the winter. To do this, you need to arrange the vegetables in clean glass jars and pour the marinade, and then loosely close the lid.
When you take another portion of cabbage, make sure that the remaining in the jar is completely covered with marinade.

Step 5: serve hot cabbage for the winter with beets.

Cabbage with beets, due to the addition of hot pepper to it, is spicy, and due to the root of the celery acquires an interesting aroma and flavor. Therefore, this preparation not only improves digestion, but also increases appetite, with this cabbage any dish becomes several times tastier. And how she attracts attention at the festive table, you would know! Be sure to try and evaluate yourself.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- You need to store hot cabbage with beets in a cool place, on the balcony, in the refrigerator or underground.

- Sometimes you can add a little granulated sugar to the spicy cabbage with beets before serving.