This Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is an easy dinner that happens to be gluten free, paleo, low carb, and Whole30 compatible. Seasoned with curry, the meat cooks with onion and mushrooms, then the cabbage is added to complete this simple meal.
Ground beef is one of my family’s favorite meats to cook with. It’s relatively inexpensive and super versatile. Feeling like Italian? Make it into some homemade spaghetti sauce. Want an Asian flair? How about some ground beef and broccoli. Or maybe down home cooking is more your thing, then meatloaf muffins are for you.
Honestly, I could cook with ground beef every night – my husband would sure be happy about it.
But it’s also great in a stir fry, which is the backbone for this recipe. This stir fry is simple, tasty, and one of my family’s favorites. It’s not hard to see why: 6 ingredients. 30 minute cook time. And of course, delicious.
I first made a similar dish from Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo – what she calls her garbage stir fry. While the name left something to be desired, the dish was really good! So I gave it some tweaks and made it my own and – voila! This ground beef and cabbage stir fry. Which happens to be gluten free, paleo, low carb, and Whole30 compatible. Lots of wins there.
Now let’s get to the recipe!
HOW TO MAKE GROUND BEEF CABBAGE STIR FRY
STEP 1: COOK THE GROUND BEEF
Place a large pan (non stick or cast iron) over medium heat on the stove. Put the ground beef in the pan and start to break it up with a wooden spoon. Measure out ¼ tsp of kosher salt with a measuring spoon then dump it in with the beef and cook until it’s browned, about 7 minutes, stirring frequently.