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5 from 1 vote

Sweet and sour cabbage cups

These cabbage parcels, filled with juicy sweet and sour vegetarian mince and topped crunchy chia seeds are as fun as they are tasty - perfect party food.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Spicy mains
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cabbage, mince, party food, vegetarian
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Emily Leary


  • 4 young cabbage leaves aim for large but soft leaves, rather than woody ones
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 300 g vegetarian mince
  • 120 g sweet & sour sauce 1 sachet
  • 1 tsp chia seeds


  • Wash the cabbage leaves, trim the stems and arrange in a bowl.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over a high heat.
  • Add the vegetarian mince and fry for 3 minutes until soft, then add the soy sauce and stir until absorbed
  • Add the sauce and cooked for a further 3 minutes, then spoon into the cabbage leaves
  • Sprinkle with the chia seeds to serve


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 4mg