Spicy Beef and Cabbage

Two recipes in one week? I’m not really sure what has happened to me. I must have found some of the time that I have been losing, or actually if you look around my house you will see that I haven’t cleaned in a bazillion years so that’s probably where this extra time is coming from.

I recently signed up for my first co-op. I have been looking around at them for years, but never pulled the trigger on one. I did a trial run last week and loved my $18 basket of goodies. I’m thinking a small basket every other week will be perfect for us.

Co-op Veggies

I came up with a plan to use the veggies that would go bad quickest this week and the ones that could last a little while next week. I already chopped up the carrots, celery, onion, and potato to make soup later and divided the cabbage up for this dinner and another.

If you are feeling a little under the weather like our house is right now, this will clear out your sinuses in seconds. It is SPICY! I cut down on the spice in the recipe below, but it will still have plenty of kick to it. If you are into setting your mouth on fire then use a full tablespoon of cayenne (that’s what we did, we are kicking this cold to the curb).

Spicy Beef and Cabbage

Before heading to the grocery store I was considering making this with turkey, but the conventional ground turkey breast was the same price as the grass fed ground beef, so I went with the beef.

Spicy Beef and Cabbage
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Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1lb ground beef
  • ½ head cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  1. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute red onion, ginger, and garlic for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add red bell pepper and continue cooking 2-3 minutes. Add turmeric and cayenne pepper, mix well and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Add ground beef to skillet and cook until browned. Add cabbage and tomatoes, cook for 10-15 minutes stirring often.


Approx cost per serving: $2.88


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  1. says

    I wonder if this is the same co-op my sister joined and told me about. The price is the same and she sent me a photo of her veggies that look a lot like yours. I need to look into this!
    Nichole recently posted…Tuesday 11.4.14

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