Two things I love to cook with are Whole Foods (or Trader Joe’s) pre-cut cabbage and grass-fed ground beef. Both are so simple to cook with and super tasty. On a Thursday night, I can quickly make taco meat with grass-fed ground, a jar of salsa, cumin, salt, and onion pepper, and I’m done. Add some good guacamole and corn tortillas for the kiddos, and we are good to go!
With the cabbage…
I love cabbage because it just feels hearty to me. And, it soaks up flavor very well. If I can find some pre-cut cabbage (or I’m not sure lazy and cut some myself) and a rotisserie chicken, I have at least 4 simple tasty meals that I can quickly throw together. They include:
Chinese Chicken Salad – Good refreshing salad.
Houston’s Chicken Salad – For the leftovers, I love this dish heated up.
Warm Buffalo Chicken Slaw – If you like Buffalo wings, you’ll love this!
BBQ Chicken Slaw – One of our new favorites!
Today, I decided I need a little bit of a change. And probably because it is the last week of school, I really didn’t want to put much effort into a meal. Alas, I still needed to make something that I could have around for lunch or breakfast for the next few days for myself so I decided to mix together my cabbage and ground beef. So I came up with this Curry Beef and Cabbage recipe. To be honest, my kids didn’t love this one (they didn’t hate it either, just “not their favorite”), but I sure did!! Good thing I made it for myself anyway. 🙂
It was a nice change and I really loved it with some of my favorite pumpkin seeds on top.
- 2 lbs grass-fed ground beef
- 1-2 container of cabbage so about 8-10 cups shredded (I used 2 containers as I wanted to have extra to freeze)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tbsp sea salt (I used a bit more but I love a good salt)
- pepper to taste
- 3-4 tbsp olive oil for drizzling on afterwards
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Take coconut oil and heat it in pan on medium high until it starts to melt.
- Add garlic and cabbage and allow it to cook until the cabbage starts to soften.
- Then set that aside in a large metal or glass bowl.
- Next, cook the ground beef until it's done.
- Add the cabbage back in if there is room in your pan, or you can add the ground beef to your large bowl (that's what I did since I used extra cabbage).
- Then add the spices and olive oil and stir together until it's well blended.
- Edited June 16th: I made this without curry, coriander and ginger and loved it, actually even more, with just lots of garlic and onion powder and extra olive oil. It was so good and something I won't get sick of quickly since the spices are so simple!