Unstuffed Cabbage in 5 Minutes

Unstuffed Cabbage is one of my all-time favorite go-to dishes when I want something quick, simple and low in calories! I love that it is so versatile – you can substitute the ground beef with ground chicken or turkey, or even make it a vegetarian delight using a TVP protein such as Morning Star Grillers Recipe Crumbles. Sometimes, I like to jazz it up by adding sliced mushrooms, peppers or riced cauliflower. And the best part – you can make it all in one pan for easy clean-up!

Ingredients Serve 4 Cost
1 Ground Beef (90% lean, 10% fat) $6.49
2 1/3 container Diced Yellow Onions $0.60
3 1/2 bag Shredded Green Cabbage $0.85
4 Arrabiata Sauce $3.29
  Total $11.23  ($2.80 per serving)

*Ingredients sourced from Trader Joe’s

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)
Calories 144
Carbs 5.6g
Fats 7.2g
Protein 11.9g
Sugar 3.5g
Fiber 0.6g
  Source: MyFitnessPal


Step 1: Place the ground beef along with the onions in your pan. The oil from the meat will brown up your onions!

Step 2: Use a fork or chopping utensil to separate the meat while it is browning.

Step 3: Once all the meat is cooked through (should take about 5 minutes on the stove top with med/high heat) add the cabbage and jar of sauce.

Step 4: Give it a quick stir and cover for a few minutes until cabbage is soft.

Step 5: Enjoy!