Wanna trick everyone in your life to eat cabbage? You know it’s a latent life hope.
I once sat my whole fam down for an authentic cabbage roll recipe. It was a German family favorite. Or Greek. Or wherever they serve cabbage rolls stuffed with beef. It seemed like a pretty divine idea to me. The kids thought it seemed less like dinner and more like something to stab sullenly. I turned away from cabbage after that. Since coleslaw had long ago been declared inedible by the fam, cabbage rolls were our final option. I haven’t bought a head of cabbage since 1999.
Until I figured out this recipe here. Welcome to 2014. We’re all healthy up in here. (Do people even say that sentence anymore?)
This recipe is one of *those recipes* you wish for nightly. Fast. Fresh. Healthy. Fun. Yummy. Cheap.
It’s like getting gourmet take-out for dinner. Only, in minutes. Sans the post-meal bloat.
- Easy to feed a crowd
- Budget happy
- Ahead-prep possible
- Takes 7 minutes to make
- Fancy enough for guests
- Picky kid & teen approved
- Delicious enough
- No recipe deciphering required
- 5 Ingredients!
Here’s how it works: Cabbage becomes a no-carb taco-shell swap in. Filled with the easiest 3-ingredient beef tossed in Sriracha that my teen-tester called “I can’t stop standing here and smelling this, when can I eat it?”
Once we top it all with a quick cucumber-cilantro salsa, boi. That’s when.
Oh, and after I sneak a kiss because my dinner-prep stress is totally zero, and I actually have time to sit, eat, breathe, and enjoy family dinner without the 1950’s casserole runaround.
Smooch. Eat. Enjoy.
CRAZY EASY, DIY SPICY STREET TACOS
1 pound Thousand-Garlic Beef
2 tablespoons sriracha
1/4 cup each diced cucumnbers, green onions, cilantro
8 cabbage leaves
1. Toss beef into sriracha.
2. Toss cukes, onions, cilantro together.
3. Serve beef and veggies in cabbage leaves.
4. Smooch your clever self.
*paleo eaters can swap out the Sriracha and toss in some fresh jalapenos and tomatoes.