If you are still wondering what you can cook out and whip out with your cabbage as well as your frozen ground beef before they go bad and spoil, well you have come to the right place! This article is going to discuss and talk about cabbage and ground beef recipes that you can replicate and do at the very comfort of your own home.
Cabbage as a main ingredient in a dish is healthy and nutritious, not to mention delicious!
Mixed with some ground beef, you have an exquisitely scrumptious and mouth-watering meal, to boot!
Without further ado, we are going to discuss ways you can cook your cabbage and ground beef, along with a few other ingredients that you can easily find in your local supermarket.
Ground Beef And Cabbage Stir Fry
If you are in a bit of hurry and you want to cook yourself up something to eat without having to spend much time doing it, the best approach you can go with is to stir fry your ground beef and cabbage!
Alternatively, it is also a good idea to slow cook ground beef and cabbage, but the trouble with that approach is that it takes a lot of time to do so, and is quite constraining to some who are especially in a hurry to go on with their day.
Check my other article on cooking ground beef.
In this subtopic, stir frying is going to be the way to go. This recipe will only take twenty to thirty minutes depending on how quick you are with your hands. The most time that you would be spending would be in preparing the ingredients which are going to involve peeling, chopping and grating. Not to mention some tears since you are going to chop green onions!
If done efficiently and properly, you would waste no time in preparing these ingredients and cooking them, and most especially if you follow the instructions stated below to the dot.
Before we can start cooking your Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry, kindly prepare the following ingredients:
For the sauce to stir fry:
- Brown sugar – two tablespoons
- Sesame oil – one tablespoon, toasted
- Soy sauce – two tablespoons
- Sriracha – one tablespoon
For the stir fry itself:
- Lean ground beef – one half of a pound
- Garlic – two cloves
- Green onions – three bulbs
- Cooking oil (neutral) – half a tablespoon
- Ginger – one tablespoon, freshly grated
- Pepper and salt – a few pinches or so, to taste
- Green cabbage – one small head or half a medium-sized head
- Carrots – two sticks
Garnishes for stir fry (These are optional so feel free to leave these one out)
- Sesame seeds – one tablespoon
- Sriracha – one tablespoon
Instructions on how to cook your Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Step 1: Firstly, get the ingredients of the sauce to stir fry. Mix the soy sauce, sriracha, brown sugar and toasted sesame oil in a small bowl and stir vigorously, ensuring that all ingredients within the small bowl are mix thoroughly and properly. Afterwards, put the small bowl aside as you are going to use that later on.
Step 2: Gather the vegetables up in a chopping board and proceed to chop them up in order to have them already prepared when you are going to need them. Get the cabbage and chop it in half. Take the core away and with the first half of the cabbage, chop the leaves finely. If what you have is a tiny cabbage, chop it all up finely while removing the core. This should produce about four to six cups of finely chopped cabbage leaves.
For the carrots, peel them with a fruit or vegetable peeler and grate them using a cheese grater and put the contents onto a bowl.
As for the three green onions, chop them up as well.
For the two cloves of garlic, mince them.
And as for the ginger, peel the outer skin by using a vegetable or fruit peeler or you can alternatively with a spoon, scrape it. Afterwards, get the cheese grater and grate the ginger and put its contents onto a separate saucer or small bowl.
Step 3: Get a wok or large skillet and place it over a stove and light up the fire to around medium. Once the wok or skillet is hot, pour in the neutral cooking oil, garlic, ground beef, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and the ginger. Stir and fry the contents until the beef turns brown. This should take more or less five minutes to cook.
Step 4: As for the carrots and cabbage, throw them into the wok or skillet and continue stirring and cooking until you will notice the cabbage is partially wilted. If you prefer, you can continue doing so until the cabbages have fully wilted in the skillet. As for the sauce that you have prepared from Step 1, get it and pour it onto the contents of the skillet as well as the green onions. Drizzle some sesame seeds and sprinkle some Sriracha, then serve.
Overall, the tandem between cabbage and ground beef is quite a match. They go hand in hand in complementing on aspects that either one is lacking; the cabbage filling in the lack of nutritional value that beef has, whilst beef filling in the gap that provides flavour, substance and filling that cabbages severely lack. To bridge the overall gaps between the two are the spices, garnishes and sauce that you are going to incorporate alongside the cabbages and ground beef.
Stir frying ground beef, cabbages and the garnishes it goes with is the most efficient, affordable and convenient way of preparing your food. It only takes around thirty minutes, enough time for you to be able to squeeze it in as a breakfast and lunch meal before you head out for work.
This recipe for cabbage and ground beef covers all the nutritional needs that you are going to need for the day. Cabbages contain a lot of Vitamin K, C and B6, whilst ground beef contains a lot of protein.
What are you waiting for, fire up your stove and cook yourself up some Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry! Read some more of my recipes on ground beef.