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Vietnamese Beef and Red Cabbage Bowl

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"I love the bold taste of Vietnamese dishes. This is packed with flavor and spice and is just beautiful in colors. I have tried doing individual bowls but prefer a family-style serving. Serve with a quality jasmine rice and spring roll for additional savory awesomeness. Add a little sliced habanero pepper if you want to increase the heat level. (I'm from Texas and like heat.)"
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30 m servings 410
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Cut cabbage in half on a flat work surface. Empty one half of the core and most of the interior leaves to act as a bowl. Slice the other half thinly.
  2. Finely chop 1/2 the red onion and slice the other half thinly.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, ground beef, Fresno chile, paprika, and salt. Cook, breaking up and stirring occasionally, until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Whisk remaining oil, lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, and lime zest together in a small bowl. Stir into the beef mixture and combine thoroughly. Scoop the heated mixture into the cabbage bowl. Top with the sliced cabbage, sliced onion, cilantro, and mint. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 410 calories; 26.6 22.5 23.8 68 878 Full nutrition

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Delicious! Instead of the bowl, I just thinly sliced about 3/4 of a small red cabbage and ended up adding it to the cooked beef mixture and letting it cook slightly for about 3-5 minutes. I used...

I gave it a 4 rating after making my tweeks. First I chopped up all the cabbage, the bowl idea was lost on me. I used a jalapeño that I cut in half and seeded, I took it out before serving so I...

I like to double this and use a mix of ground turkey and ground buffalo which makes a ton of food. Like others, I use a jalapeno to substitute for the listed pepper. Keep most, or all, of the ja...

I really loved this, and it was pretty easy to make. The crunch of the cabbage and the faint taste of lime were really great. It is also good using ground turkey as a substitute for the beef. ...

This was REALLY good. I also used a jalapeno with seeds removed. We like it spicy so just finely sliced it and added with onions. Tried linigmambowl with cabbage but ended up shreddjng it. Le...