Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet Dinner

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This no-fuss cabbage dinner is the perfect alternative to labor intensive cabbage rolls because everything is simply combined and cooked in a skillet. This unstuffed cabbage skillet dinner recipe has almost all the expected components of cabbage rolls, including rice, ground beef and onions. The tomato sauce portion is replaced with beef stock since Judith, the developer of this cabbage recipe doesn’t enjoy the classic pairing of cabbage and tomatoes. If you are the type of person who can’t make cabbage roll recipes without the tomato sauce, Judith does provide instructions for how to use tomatoes in her dish.

Cabbage rolls involve trimming the hard ribs from cabbage leaves and blanching them in boiling water, but since this version uses shredded cabbage, you don’t have to worry about those steps. To make shredding cabbage easy, a food processor with a shredding attachment will do the job very well. Alternatively, you can slice the cabbage on a mandolin or with a very sharp knife. The finer you shred the cabbage, the faster it will cook, so you will want to get a slightly larger cut on the cabbage so it can stand up to the cooking time in this skillet recipe. Cabbage is one of those vegetables that there are so many uses for. Easy cabbage recipes might include raw salads and braised cabbage with apples, or it can even be incorporated into stews, soups or stir-fries. Cabbage is incredibly good for you because it contains generous amounts of at least nine different vitamins and minerals. Cabbage nutrients include very high amounts of dietary fiber, calcium and vitamin C. Just a half cup of shredded cabbage can give you almost half of your daily-recommended intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant which can help protect gums, teeth, and bones, while also aiding the immune system. With the incorporation of cabbage in one’s diet, you can ward off the possibility of infection and illness, as well as garner other important nutrients.

Nutrition Facts for: Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet Dinner with Lemon Glaze from The Midnight Baker

Ingredients: Lean ground beef,cabbage, brown rice, onion, mushrooms, beef stock, garlic powder, water, pepper.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 278, Calories from Fat 51, Total Fat 5.7g 9%, Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%, Cholesterol 68mg 23%, Sodium 182mg 8%, Potassium 538mg 15%, Carbohydrates 28.6g 10%, Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%, Sugars 2.2g,, Protein 26.8g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 24%, Calcium 3%, Iron 86%

This cabbage dinner recipe incorporates Knorr concentrated beef stock into it rather than store-bought liquid stock or homemade. This concentrated stock comes as gelatinized stock in tiny tubs, which makes them easy to use. They are a concentrated stock that can be liquidized by applying heat and being stirred with other liquid. If you prefer not to use a grocery store stock starter, like Knorr, whether it is from the sodium levels or not knowing exactly what the product contains, you could substitute the gelatine stock with homemade stock instead. That way, you can monitor the amount of sodium you are adding to your dinner recipe. You can also make this braised cabbage recipe healthier by substituting the ground beef with more lean ground turkey or chicken. Many cabbage recipes will use a blend of ground meats, like beef and pork, since pork will add more fat and flavor to the dish. Chicken or turkey are perfectly acceptable substitutes, though. Thank you to Judith, at ‘Bake at Midnite’ recipe blog, for sharing her unstuffed cabbage skillet dinner recipe with us.

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