Do you find yourself looking for a quick and easy, yet nutritious, recipe that you can confidently go to again and again. Well this one does it for me. I tried it recently and my husband and I just LOVED IT! Besides being ultra tasty, I have learned that cabbage is a superfood containing many nutrients: it is known to heal stomach ulcers and preventing cancer--especially colon cancer; it is a very alkaline-forming food that we should feel confident in eating often.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey (I really liked it with the turkey), 1 Tbsp oil, 1 large onion chopped, 1 clove garlic minced (I used more), 1 small head cabbage chopped, 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) or 1 quart home-canned tomatoes diced, 1 can (either 8 or 14.5 ounces) tomato sauce, 1/2 to 1 cup water, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp sea salt. Note: I also add Herbes de Provence or something similar, to taste. Basil is also nice. Basil is always nice with any recipe containing tomatoes in my humble opinion.
Preparation: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook, stirring, until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender/translucent. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute. Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt (and any well-loved herbs and spices). Cover and simmer until cabbage is tender, about 20-30 minutes. Keep an eye on it so you don't over-cook it. Serves 6-8 depending on appetites! Excellent as a leftover.