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Ground Beef and Chopped Cabbage Is Even Better Than You Think It Will Be

by Sarah

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Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 35mins | Total: 45 mins | Servings: 10 | Yield: 10 servings

This hearty combination of seasoned ground beef, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, and cabbage is a simple main dish serving a small crowd. The flavors are reminiscent of cabbage rolls, except the casserole can be put together much faster and easier. It is a naturally gluten-free and grain-free dish, topped with cheddar cheese. My children love this too, which makes me happy because they enjoy the food that I love. It’s a tasty dish for an everyday meal. Cooking meals such as Ground Beef and Cabbage is an easy way to stretch your budget without sacrificing taste. The ingredients are cheap, and a few basic spices make them easy to flavor, and a must-try.


1 tbsp olive oil

(1) large onion, chopped

1 ½ pounds ground beef

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp red pepper flakes

½ tsp Italian seasoning

(1) pinch salt and pepper to taste

(1) small head cabbage, chopped

2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes

1 (14.5 oz) can tomato sauce


Add and heat olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy pot or a 6-quart Dutch oven. Cook, stir onion in hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Then break ground beef into small chunks and add to the pot. Cook and stir, continuing to break the beef into smaller pieces until the beef is completely brown for 5 to 7 minutes.

Add and season the beef mixture with garlic powder, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and a dash of salt. Then stir cabbage, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce with the beef mixture. Let it boil, lower the heat to low, and cook mixture at a simmer until cabbage is fork-tender, about 25 minutes, season with salt and pepper.


This meal is almost complete on its own, but it would be nice to have a side of mashed potatoes or rice or serve it over some buttered noodles. The crispy bacon on top is optional, but I think it’s a great addition to the salty crunch.
Of course, it would be nice to have some dinner rolls or a loaf of crusty French bread too.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 178 calories; fat 9.7g 15% DV; cholesterol 42.6mg 14% DV; sodium 204.4mg 8% DV; protein 13.3g 27% DV; carbohydrates 8.7g 3% DV.

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