Lazy Spicy Stuffed Cabbage Stew with Kale

Lazy Spicy Stuffed Cabbage Stew with Kale

Since going back to work I’ve been making at least one meal on the weekends I could bring for lunch throughout the week.  It’s normally some kind of kitchen sink chili but recently I’ve been on a cabbage kick.

I made this yesterday for the week and now have 5 servings sitting in my fridge. I’ll be honest, I haven’t been able to sell the family on this one and I’m sure some of you will think it’s gross too but I’m a fan of one pot dishes like this. They’re easy, tasty and chock full of good-for-you ingredients.

What’s not to like?

Lazy Stuffed Cabbage Stew with Kale
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Lazy Stuffed Cabbage Stew with Kale
Votes: 7
Rating: 2.86
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Servings
5 servings (2 cups each)
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5 servings (2 cups each)
Ingredients
Servings: servings (2 cups each)
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef with the onions and jalapeños in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. While the beef is browning, chop the cabbage and begin to add it in batches with a pinch of salt and pepper. It may have to cook down so you can fit it in the pot.
  3. Stir in all the cabbage until everything looks moist. While it's cooking puree the tomatoes and garlic in a blender. Like the cabbage you may have to do it in batches.
  4. Add the pureed tomatoes to pot and stir in. Yes, it looks pink.
  5. Stir in chopped kale.
  6. Cover and lower to a simmer. Continue to simmer for at least an hour.
  7. Serve! Two cups is a nice sized serving.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Lazy Stuffed Cabbage Stew with Kale
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Potassium 915mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 12g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 89%
Vitamin C 174%
Calcium 13%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

  • Nutritional information is approximate and for two cups of the finished recipe.
  • I use a head of cabbage and chop it but there's no reason you couldn't use bagged cole slaw mix to save time.
  • Same with the tomatoes. I happened to have tomatoes to make this and have made it this way a few times but I've also used a can of diced tomatoes when fresh weren't available. Both ways come out great!
  • I like adding the jalapeños for a little boost of flavor and heat but if that's not your thing just skip it. That said, I find they don't make the dish "hot" per se. They just add a nice dimension of flavor.
  • I have frozen this in 2-cup servings successfully. It warms easily in the microwave.
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7 comments On Lazy Spicy Stuffed Cabbage Stew with Kale

  • Hi Roni, I think this looks good 🙂 Just curious, does your entire kitchen smell when you cook the cabbage? I have yet to make a cabbage dish that doesn’t make my place STINK of smelly feet. (Same thing happens with cauliflower… every time).

    • Umm I guess it does but I’m not sure I’d describe it as stinky feet. lol I think the meat smells yummy… but it does linger for like a day.

  • I’ve added quinoa to my cabbage and beef dishes for a deconstructed cabbage roll. Bacon also adds great flavor.

    • Great idea on the quinoa. I like the way the beef flavors it and with just a pound for a whole head of cabbage it’s mostly veggies with the taste of meat.

  • This looks great and easy, I love one-pot dishes as well! My family, like yours, would not touch it with a 10-foot pole, but that just ensures I have meals for the whole week. 😉

  • I made this today, and it tastes really good. I used canned diced tomatoes and tomato sauce as well as minced garlic in the jar. My kitchen doesn’t smell bad at all. Thanks for a great recipe

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