Cabbage Roll in a Bowl

Trim Healthy Mamas eat well.  You name a comfort food and I’m guessing there is a version out there that will fit the plan. One of my friends on Facebook posted a picture of her dinner, which happened to be this dish!  I didn’t know her recipe, but it sounded so good that I made my own version for dinner.  My granny used to make Stuffed Cabbage for dinner when I was growing up.  I always loved it when she made it and this brought back many memories when I made it.  This is an affordable meal and serves a nice sized family or like us, leftovers for tomorrow!

cabbage roll

Ingredients: 

  • 2 lbs ground beef, venison or ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 head of cabbage, chopped or shredded
  • 2- 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 4 Tbs tomato paste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 Tbs paprika
  • 2 tsp high mineral salt (THM Pink Himalayan Salt is great!)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 doonks of THM Stevia Extract

Directions:

In a large skillet or dutch oven brown the meat, onion and garlic.  Drain off the fat and put it back in the skillet. (Read my note below for an E or FP)  Add the shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, paste, spices, stevia and water.  Taste to add more of any seasonings.  I had to add a bit of salt to season as I went.  I used a low-medium heat and then after about 10 minutes put it on low to simmer. It took about 20 minutes or so for the cabbage to be cooked.  I let it all simmer together to combine the flavors well.  This serves 6-8 people.

NOTE:  

S Meal/Low Carb– No need to rinse the meats, you can leave the fat in the pan if you’d like.  I did drain mine.

E/Low Fat– Rinse your meat in HOT, HOT, HOT water and let all the fat drain off.  You could choose to add some brown rice or quinoa to serve this over.  I’m not giving you a set amount.  I’d probably use 1/2 cup or so. It’s a hearty dish as is.

FP/Low Fat & Low Carb–  Rinse your meat in HOT, HOT, HOT water and drain off the fat.  Stick to 3-4 oz of meat in your bowl.

Crossover-  Full S version + serve with some brown rice for the kids or if you are pregnant or at goal weight.

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Stuffed Cabbage in a Bowl (FP, E or S)
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Serves: 6-8
 
An old family favorite that can easily be eaten on plan. Comfort food at an affordable price.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs ground beef, venison or ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 head of cabbage, chopped or shredded
  • 2- 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 4 Tbs tomato paste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1½ Tbs paprika
  • 2 tsp high mineral salt (THM Pink Himalayan Salt is great!)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 doonks of THM Stevia Extract
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet or dutch oven brown the meat, onion and garlic.
  2. Drain off the fat and put it back in the skillet. (Read my note below for an E or FP)
  3. Add the shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, paste, spices, stevia and water.
  4. Taste to add more of any seasonings. I had to add a bit of salt to season as I went.
  5. I used a low-medium heat and then after about 10 minutes put it on low to simmer.
  6. It took about 20 minutes or so for the cabbage to be cooked.
  7. I let it all simmer together to combine the flavors well.
  8. This serves 6-8 people.
  9. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  10. S Meal/Low Carb- No need to rinse the meats, you can leave the fat in the pan if you'd like. I did drain mine.
  11. E/Low Fat- Rinse your meat in HOT, HOT, HOT water and let all the fat drain off. You could choose to add some brown rice or quinoa to serve this over. I'm not giving you a set amount. I'd use ½ cup or so.
  12. FP/Low Fat & Low Carb- Rinse your meat in HOT, HOT, HOT water and drain off the fat. Stick to 3-4 oz of meat in your bowl.
  13. Crossover- Full S version + serve with some brown rice for the kids or if you are pregnant or at goal weight.

If you want to make this a soup, that would be lovely.  Just add more water to the pan.  I suppose you could use a stock of some kind.  You may need to add more spices.  I use any recipe as a base and I taste it. I add more to suit our tastes.  That’s my best suggestion for any THM recipe.  I’m guessing you could also do this in the crockpot after you brown the meat. If you try it, let me know!

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  3. I was planning to make this and then realized my cabbage had gone bad, so I substituted Brussel sprouts and chopped kale. I added lots of cayenne (since it helps rev the metabolism), more garlic, turmeric, & no sweetener. I also added mushrooms. As I was cooking it, I realized that if you made a batch of this, you could use it as FP, then reheat a portion and add some roasted, cubed yam to make it an E, or you could reheat a portion and add sour cream & cheese to make it an S. Wow, I’m so excited. OK, you all probably knew this, but this is my FIRST THM recipe. I mean, I’m a brand new newbie to THM. And I am excited!

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      That sounds delish!!

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