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Mexican-Style Beef Cabbage Skillet Recipe

If you’ve been on the search for recipes that won’t overextend your food budget, and are coming up with plenty of options, yet none of them sound quite so appetizing… We know; we’ve been there before.

Mexican-Style Beef Cabbage Skillet in a blue bowl.

Cheapness usually implies less (or overly much!) flavor, fewer nutrients, and, well, it is typically fast food, to be more exact. But we are having none of that here! Even on a budget, you can, and you should go all out to create the best possible dish in your price range.

That being said, spices work wonders in a myriad of ways. Take Mexican food, for example, we know it, we love it, and it has a way of bringing back some wonderful Taco Tuesday memories. The cumin, the chili powder, the paprika, garlic, tomatoes, and onion – this exciting flavor combination gets us every time.

Before we start drooling, let’s add in some ground beef, and half a head of cabbage to fill the pot; cabbage is a Brassica, you know, and you will want to include it in your weekly meals as much as possible – especially if you are watching your waistline, er – wallet.

Corn tortillas are definitely out when it comes to eating right, but there is good news if you have another type of Brassica on hand. With a little preparation, you’ll have a plateful of baked cauliflower tortillas ready in no time at all!

Mexican-Style Beef Cabbage Skillet Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 25 min

Ingredients

Mexican-Style Beef Cabbage Skillet preparation.

Preparation

  1. Melt cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic; cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and bell pepper, and continue cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, and paprika, and season to taste.
  6. Pour in the tomato sauce, toss everything well and add the cabbage.
  7. Cover and cook on medium heat, for 8 to 10 minutes or until cabbage is soft.
Mexican-Style Beef Cabbage Skillet in a blue bowl.
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Mexican-Style Beef Cabbage Skillet Recipe

Easy on the wallet and abundantly yummy in your tummy, this Mexican-style beef cabbage skillet will take center stage, alongside some cauliflower tortillas, of course!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Beef, cabbage, mexican-style, paleo, recipe, skillet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 436kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 head cabbage shredded
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    2 tbsp. cooking fat
  • Add onion and garlic; cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
    1 onion, 2 garlic clove
  • Add the ground beef and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes.
    1 lb. ground beef
  • Add the tomatoes and bell pepper, and continue cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes.
    2 tomatoes, 1 bell pepper
  • Sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, and paprika, and season to taste.
    1 tbsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. cumin powder, 1 tsp. paprika, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pour in the tomato sauce, toss everything well and add the cabbage.
    1/2 head cabbage, 1 cup tomato sauce
  • Cover and cook on medium heat, for 8 to 10 minutes or until cabbage is soft.

Nutrition

Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3028IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 5mg