Thursday, December 3, 2015

Slow Cooker Italian Beef and Cabbage

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I really love using my slow cooker, so I'm not sure why I don't use it more often. It's so convenient and I only have to clean up one pot. That makes me very happy! I'm finding as my kids get older our evenings are getting busier and busier. I still desire to give my family a home cooked meal as much as possible, so I'm trying to utilize my slow cooker more and more.

This recipe couldn't be more easy to make. The only real "work" you have to do is to brown the ground beef and chop the vegetables. So incredibly easy! It's also very easy on the budget too. This dish is great served with a side salad or some green beans and butter.

For those of you that follow Trim Healthy Mama, this meal is a S meal.

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef and Cabbage   (Serves 4-6)
  • 1 T. coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1# ground beef
  • 1 medium head of green cabbage, thinly sliced (to save time, you could use a bag of coleslaw)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 T. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tomato sauce can of water
  • green onions, optional for topping
  1. In a medium pan, heat the oil over medium heat and add the ground beef, cook until done.
  2. In a 6 qt. slow cooker, place half of the cabbage, onions, green pepper, beef, seasonings and tomato sauce.
  3. Repeat step 2 and add the 1/2 can tomato sauce can of water. Put on the lid and cook on high for 4 hours.
  4. Serve and top with green onions if desired. Eat with a small side salad or green beans and butter.


  1. Could this be cooked on top of the stove?

    1. I use a calorie counter and I'm trying to break down for serving size to dig out calories/ etc

    2. It serves 6 so divide it that way.

  2. I'm getting this put together this afternoon for tomorrow, have a crazy busy day and this will make my day so much easier, thank you! I'm going to use ground turkey because I have some I need to use but I'm sure it will be delish!

  3. my family likes this recipe, I use yellow, orange or red bell peppers as hubby doesn't like green bell peppers. I fixed it 3 times before our 14 yr old realized there was cabbage in it. He thought he didn't like cabbage (I used a bag of coleslaw) and we usually have ground beef done ahead of time, so it is a super easy meal. I came back to check out this recipe, as I'm now planning on trying this in the Instant Pot to make it even easier :) Thank you, again for sharing this!

  4. Has anyone ever tried freezing this, like a dump meal? I'm heading back to school at the end of the month and want to prep as many meals as possible to keep myself from slipping into fast food and tv dinners.