Monday, March 17, 2014


~ Lean and Green Meals

1 1/4 lb. ground beef
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 1/2 lb. cabbage, chopped
1 t. garlic, minced
2 T. sesame oil
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. Frank's hot sauce
1 t. apple cider vinegar
2 t. liquid Splenda
1/2 t. red pepper flakes (optional)

Brown ground beef in a large frying pan.  Season with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Remove meat from pan and set aside, but leave oil in pan.

Add cabbage, garlic, and sesame oil to pan and cook until cabbage begins to brown.  Add soy sauce, hot sauce, vinegar, Splenda, red pepper flakes, and seasoned meat to pan and heat for two minutes.

Makes six servings.

Notes: This is one of my all-time favorite things to eat! We vary the spice factor, using various amounts of hot sauce (Frank's, Tabasco, or chili garlic paste) and/or red pepper flakes, but always doing less than called for and putting more on the table for those who like a lot of spice. I don't use Splenda, sugar, or any other sugar substitute.  This is good plain, over rice, or with egg noodles.  If you want to plan ahead, then cook and freeze a bunch of the meat and then just cook the cabbage and warm the meat on the day you want to eat it. Also, you can substitute firm tofu for the beef to make it a vegetarian dish.


Tess said...

This looks so good that I've clipped it to my recipes to try in Evernote. We're not eating beef during Lent but we have a bit potluck on Easter with our church and I think I am going to bring this! Thanks for posting!

Bethany Weathersby said...

I hope you like it, Tess!

Beth Nichols said...

This is one of our family favorites. I made it tonight with rice noodles. My Asian daughter thought it was the best meal ever!

Bethany Weathersby said...

Isn't it delicious, Beth?! I'm glad she likes it so much. :)

Cindy said...

Making this! Need to use CABBAGE!!!! I have lots if you want some...