Braised Beef with Cabbage- McCalls Recipe Card Set

I have quite a few retro recipe card sets. Some are complete with their boxes and others are partial. There are several sites on the Internet and Flickr that make fun of the photos on some of the sets. I will agree there are some weird ones. This down home type recipe is from McCall's Great American Recipe Card Collection, 1973. and still seems do-able. It is from the Budget Stretchers section of the set.

Braised Beef with Cabbage

2 tablespoons salad oil
1 1/2 pounds beef chuck, cut in 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 apple, pared, cored, and thinly sliced
1 can (1-lb. size) tomatoes, undrained
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 medium potatoes, pared and quartered lengthwise
1 head green cabbage (1 1/2 lb.), washed and cut in 8 wedges

1. Heat oil in large skillet. Add beef, and brown on all sides. Remove.
2. Add onion to skillet, and cook slowly until golden brown. Add browned beef. Stir in 1 cup water. Add apple and tomatoes, then sprinkle with sugar, salt, and pepper.
3. Bring to boiling; reduce heat, and simmer, covered 2 hours.
4. Add potatoes and cabbage to meat mixture; simmer, covered, 20 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender. Makes 4 servings.


Kathy said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with "quite a few" full and partial sets of the various recipe cards! I like the older ones much better than the ones they publish now.

Anonymous said...

I am desperately looking for Recipe Card 9M (a chocolate coconut cake) from the County Fairs Recipes in the 1973 cCalls Great American Recipe Card Collection. I would greatly appreciate the recipe!


All things Jennifer said...

maybe you can help me but a couple years back i lost the cucumber dill salad card i cant remember what it was under but i would really love to have that recipe again. plz help if able.