Ground Beef and Cabbage


This ground beef and cabbage recipe was my mother's. She was a country cook, plain and simple. But as I have traveled and worked and experienced foods from around the world, I look back and realize that many of the dishes she prepared, while simple, were perfect for that moment. Sometimes we have to put emotion and love in a dish to make it extra-special. Serve with corn on the cob and cornbread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 large head cabbage, finely chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound lean ground beef


  1. Place cabbage, tomatoes with juice, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper into a Dutch oven or large pot over low heat; cook and stir until it begins to simmer.

  2. Add lean ground beef on top; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender and ground beef is cooked through, about 45 minutes.

    close up view of Ground Beef and Cabbage in a green bowl
    Laguna Lala


Do not cook and then drain your meat; most of the taste will leave. I use 90/10 ground beef for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
10g Fat
18g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 84mg 422%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 683mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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