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We like this dish & the addition of pearl barley & bacon. I have to agree with other reviewers that you have to like the strong/unique flavour of caraway to fully appreciate this recipe. I cut mine back to 1 tsp of caraway & it wasn't overpowering for us but I'd get a pow of flavour on occasional bite. Next time I'll add the caraway seed 1/2 way through stove top simmering along with the cabbage (we like ours less crunchie) to see if the caraway flavour blends together more. We enjoyed this recipe, thanks for sharing.
I loved this recipe. I used only 1 tsp. of caraway seed because I consider them kind of strong. Boy was this good. Also I added the caraway seeds to the tomato juice when I cooked the barley for 30 minutes. This put flavor right into the sauce and barley. I kept the rest of the recipe the same but I extened the baking time to 1 hour. I like my cabbage a bit softer. 30 minutes wouldn't do for me. One other thing I had to do was add an additional cup of tomato juice after the barley cooked in the pan for 30 minutes. I have an electric stove and can't set the heat any lower than the knob will allow. So my sauce almost dissapeared. The additional 1 cup of tomato juce helped sustain the recipe for baking 1 hour. I will make this on a regular basis. Thanks!
This was such comfort food for me! I used ground turkey and turkey bacon, so the flavor was different I'm sure. I only used 1/2 t caraway that I ground up a bit with my mortar and pestle. I used 2 cans of V8 and apple juice to make up the remaining 3 cups. I baked it for 45 minutes and didn't add any cheese, but I did serve it with sour cream. Thank you so much for this recipe!
This was very nice. I had to use a 15 oz. can of tomato sauce, with added water, to get the 3 cups of juice I didn't have on hand. I also skipped the caraway seeds, because my family doesn't care for them and I added an extra cup of cheese.:)
I also skipped the caraway seeds and added 1 tsp of dill. Another change was to use soy crumbles instead of ground beef and 2% cheddar instead of regular. Probably cut the fat in half by doing so. Flavor was very good and even my skeptical husband enjoyed the meal! Will make again for sure.
Made this last night for dinner because had everything on hand. The only change I made was skipped the caraway seeds...don't like them. It turned out nice and flavorful and quite filling. A quick and simple one-dish meal for a weekday dinner! Thank you!
This dish won my husband over to barley! Fantastic. I used 1/2 tsp of caraway and 1/2 tsp dill and added it right before adding the tomato juice. Swapped ground chicken for the beef and used V8. Everything else followed exactly. I won't add the extra salt next time because it was plenty salty. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe! I'll be making it often.
I only used 1 tsp of the Caraway seeds, we feel if it had no Caraway seeds it would have been much better lol