Thursday, June 12, 2008

Recipe--Cheap eats

The Mrs makes this pretty regularly. It qualifies as cheap eats, and a healthy meal, too. She can even make it vegan.

This is either German or Hungarian in origin. Quick to make and pretty tasty.

Start with either a bag of sauerkraut, or 2 bags of cabbage sliced for cole slaw. She buys one of red cabbage and one of green when she does the fresh cabbage option.

1 TBS of oil

1 large onion

1 lb of ground turkey, beef, or 1 package of Griller Crumbles

1 Lg can of tomatoes (crushed, diced, or whole is fine)

clove of garlic

hot pepper to taste

Start by sweating the cabbage or saurkraut. (BTW, rinse the sauerkraut first)

Then add the onions, then when they are nearly done, the garlic.

She usually browns the turkey/beef in a seperate pan. If she uses the Crumbles, she can skip this step.

Once the veggies and meat are done, she puts them all together in a pan, adds the can of tomatoes, sprinkles on hot pepper flakes, and lets it cook on low heat for about 15 minutes.

Serves 4-6. Tastes great (maybe even better) the next day.

This is low fat, low cal, and has the benefits of cabbage, a cruciferous, cancer fighting vegetable.

Let me know if you enjoy it.

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