I love it when we find a healthy recipe that both T and I will eat! This One Pan Beef & Cabbage Skillet is one of those! In fact, most of it came from T! I can’t even take credit for the majority of it.  But, that’s why we make such a great team!

Some Background…

As I’ve been working, once again, to clean up my eating, we’ve been trying lots of new recipes!  One of those was the ever-popular Crack Slaw floating around on the interwebs!  People I know have raved about it over and over, so I was ready to try it!  THIS recipe is the one we tried.

I made it exactly as the recipe said except I cut the recipe in half in case we didn’t like it, which left me one bag of coleslaw mix in the fridge!  I also had hoped to make an additional batch for work lunches if I liked it.  However, I halted when I got to the red pepper flakes!  1 teaspoon seemed like a lot to me, but I’ll admit that I have a very sensitive palate to spicy foods.  T likes spicy foods though and I really wanted him to like it, so I went ahead!  I still regret that decision.  It was WAY TOO spicy for me.  I ate about 4 bites and moved on to something else.  T managed to eat a bowl full, but passed on having anymore!

The Recipe

So, anyway, T and I were inspired to come up with our own crack slaw recipe and I’m so glad that we did because, in my opinion, we hit it out of the park! This recipe combines the protein of the beef with the vegetables, which is exactly what I’m looking for right now!  The rich flavors give it a hearty flavor!  Check it out!

One Pat Beef & Cabbage Skillet
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  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves, minced garlic
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beef soup base
  • 2-3 T worcestershire
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Brown your ground beef in a skillet with the green peppers, onions, and garlic until cooked thoroughly.
  2. Drain the grease off and return to the skillet.
  3. Add the water, beef broth and worcestershire to the skillet and the coleslaw mix, stir well.
  4. Season with salt, pepper to your liking.
  5. Place a lid on the skillet and let cook until the cabbage has cooked down to your preference, stirring occasionally.

Cooks Notes:

  • The flexibility of this recipe is fantastic!  If you’d like to add more veggies, feel free!  Same thing with the seasoning!  If you’re a big garlic fan, use more, T is not, so I don’t load it up.  But, I did go heavy on the pepper.
  • The cooking time is completely up to you!  I prefer that the cabbage has a very small amount of crunch to it, so I cook it longer rather than not.  If you don’t like the crunch, simply cook it longer!
  • The beef could easily be swapped out for pork, turkey, or chicken.

One Pan Beef & Cabbage Skillet

This recipe is definitely being added to our regular meal plans as it is filling, but also incredibly healthy!  Give it a try and let me know what you think!  Enjoy this One-Pan Beef & Cabbage Skillet!

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