Cheap, filling and easy (cabbage stir fry)

This week is super busy, kickball, birthday dinner, moms night out and sorority alum happy hour.  All of those things cost money and the budget is tight.  They also tempt me to eat something bad after drinking.  I figured a filling stir fry with lots of leftovers would be good in the fridge to solve these problems!  I made this recipe up, I had everything on hand but the cabbage and since that is so inexpensive and low carb it was perfect! Written recipe after the play by play!

The ingredients: salt & pepper, ground meat, can of diced
tomatoes and chiles, cabbage, pepper jack, 1/4 an onion and garlic

Chop the onions and garlic

Chop your cabbage into small pieces

Brown ground meat with onions and garlic

Until meat is cooked

add cabbage

add tomatoes

grate less cheese than you want so there's more room for wine 

throw cheese on top and voila!

Cabbage stir fry (serves 4)

salt & pepper

olive oil
1/4 an onion chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound of ground meat  (I used 93/7)
1 can of diced tomatoes and chiles (a normal sized can from Trader Joe's is what I used so if you are using rotel you will need two cans)
3/4 a head of cabbage chopped into small pieces
1 cup grated pepper jack

Heat a large skillet with a cover over medium heat.  Add a few swirls of oil and heat until shimmering  Throw in the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add garlic and cook for a minute or two more.  Add  the ground beef and some salt and pepper to taste.  Cook until meat is browned.  Add in cabbage and stir to mix with the beef and veggies.  Cook for 5 minutes uncovered.  Add in the diced tomatoes and half a can of water.  Stir to combine.  Cover and cook 20 minutes.  Release the cover after that for five minutes to evaporate some liquid.  Cover with cheese and return cover and remove from heat.  Serve once cheese is melted.

As the title says, its cheap, easy and filling!  And tastes even better leftover!

Happy cooking!


I linked this up for Meal Planning Monday with Southern Plate and Southern Bite.  Go visit them and see what else you find!

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