Unstuffed Cabbage

Photo from Smile Sandwich
This is a simple, nutritions, one-pot meal the whole family enjoys.

Adapted from Smile Sandwich


  • 1/2 head green cabbage, roughly shredded
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8oz can Tomato Sauce (preferably Hunts)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1-2 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Coat the bottom of a pot with olive oil. Over medium/high heat, m sauté the onion and the garlic until the onions become soft.
  2. Turn the heat up to high and add the ground beef, salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is completely browned.
  3. Add the tomato paste and mix well.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and water.
  5. Add the chopped cabbage; cover and simmer 40 minutes.