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This Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a fast, easy, and flavorful way to make sure dinner is filled with plenty of vegetables. BudgetBytes.com
Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a fast, easy, and flavorful way to make sure dinner is filled with plenty of vegetables.

Total Cost: $5.68 recipe / $1.42 serving
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, shredded (about 5 cups) $0.85
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil $0.04
  • 1/2 lb ground beef $1.99
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced $0.16
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder* $0.30
  • 1/2 tsp cumin $0.05
  • Salt to taste $0.05
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles** $0.99
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels $0.44
  • 2 green onions, sliced $0.21
  • Taco sauce or hot sauce to taste $0.60
Instructions
  1. Remove any damaged outer leaves from the cabbage and give it a good rinse. Remove the core, then finely shred the leaves. Set the shredded cabbage aside.
  2. Add the cooking oil, ground beef, minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, and a pinch of salt to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, breaking up the beef as you go, until the beef is fully browned. If using a higher fat content beef, drain the excess fat from the skillet.
  3. Drain most of the liquid from the diced tomatoes, then add them to the skillet along with the frozen corn kernels. Sauté over medium heat until the corn is heated through and most of the liquid on the bottom of the skillet has evaporated. Taste the mixture and add more salt as needed.
  4. Add the shredded cabbage and sauté for just a couple minutes more, or until the cabbage just becomes slightly wilted. Top with sliced green onions and a drizzle of taco sauce or hot sauce, then serve.
Recipe Notes

*This chili powder is a mild blend of ground chiles and other spices.

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To make this recipe even faster and easier, use bagged shredded cabbage and substitute the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt with a packet of taco seasoning.