Ground beef and cabbage is a food combination that is both delicious and healthy. According to Healthline, cabbage has many health benefits, including but not limited to reducing inflammation, providing your body with vitamin C, improving heart health and digestion, and lowering your blood pressure. Healthline also reports that ground beef can be healthy, too. If you purchase lean ground beef, it contains about 27% protein, making it an excellent protein source. It also has vitamin B12, zinc, iron, and more.

Aside from the health aspects, this combination of ground beef and cabbage is simply irresistible. Their varying flavors and textures make for a yummy dining experience. There are plenty of different ways to combine them uniquely. For instance, you can put them in a casserole, soup, rice bowl, or stir fry. This list that we’ve rounded up has plenty of great ideas for you to try out! These are all family-friendly meals that will go over great in your household.

1. Easy Asian Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

This cabbage stir fry is a dream come true with ground beef, onions, garlic, ginger, cabbage, and shredded carrots! The recipe includes a succulent sauce containing coconut aminos, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes. The best part is that this meal only takes 30 minutes to make! Moreover, it is paleo-friendly.

2. 30-Minute Ground Beef And Cabbage Soup

Here is another 30-minute meal for you to try out. This ground beef soup contains cabbage, garlic, red peppers, carrots, onions, and fresh herbs. It also has plenty of spices, such as coriander, red pepper flakes, cumin, and turmeric, which give it a savory flavor that complements the components. This soup is quick to make, and it will serve four hungry people! We love how the presentation is so vibrant and colorful!

3. Italian Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole

If you want the flavors of cabbage rolls but don’t feel like assembling them, you can make this unique Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole by Mangia Bedda. This wonderful dish comprises carrots, celery, tomato juice, cabbage, lean ground beef, and rice flavors. The Parmigiano cheese and mozzarella cheese take it to the next level. This Italian-style dinner will certainly impress your taste buds! We suggest topping it with fresh herbs.

4. Best Cabbage Lasagna

Make your lasagna more exciting by changing it up and including beef and cabbage. This recipe is incredibly unique and will impress any dinner guests you host. This meal is also great for meal prep and freezing. It freezes and reheats well! You can make this and save it for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. The best components include garlic, cabbage, ground beef, rice, and tomato sauce.

5. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This recipe is a Polish-style meal by Evolving Table. It has a homemade tomato sauce with sweet onions, garlic, crushed tomatoes, and the Worcestershire sauce. The filling is simple: ground beef, rice, sweet onions, spices, and herbs. One benefit of this dish is that it is lower in carbs than the average comfort food! This is an excellent meal to serve during the holiday times because it is incredibly indulgent.

6. One Skillet Cabbage Roll Casserole with Beef

When you want a simple clean-up after dinner, you can make this one skillet meal. Combine beef and cabbage with Cajun seasoning, Monterey Jack cheese, fire-roasted tomato, and diced jalapenos. This delicious casserole comes out saucy, and the meat remains juicy! This is due to the beef broth and tomato sauce in the casserole.

7. Amish One-Pan Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet

While we are on the topic of one-pot meals, here is another one for you to try. Smile Sandwich posted this recipe, which is a skillet dish! It is a mixture of ground beef, onions, cabbage, butter, and garlic. It also has diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and your seasonings of choice. We suggest serving this with some fresh parsley or other herbs on top to give it a refreshing finish.

8. Spanish Style Cabbage

Switch up your regular ground beef and cabbage dinner by making it Spanish-style with this recipe. You only need lean ground beef, cabbage, Rotel tomatoes, and Taco seasoning! Yes, it is that simple. However, despite the basic formula, this will certainly win you over time. It just has such an excellent taste!

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9. Weight Watchers Egg Roll In A Bowl

With our recipe for egg roll in a bowl, you can easily swap the ground chicken for ground beef! This is a clever substitute since it tastes incredibly delicious either way. This recipe requires ginger, garlic, carrots, white cabbage, and ground meat. The special flavor of this dish comes from the combination of sriracha sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and reduced-sodium soy sauce. It will leave you feeling like you just took a bite of a delicious egg roll.

10. Ground Beef and Cabbage

Here is a classic ground beef and casserole recipe. We admire the presentation’s appearance due to the thinly sliced cabbage, bell peppers, and carrots. This dish contains soy sauce, chili paste, or another type of hot sauce for flavor. It also has ground beef, garlic, and onions. This recipe only takes 25 minutes from start to finish, so you can’t beat it!

11. Fiesta Beef Cabbage Skillet

With hints of garlic, sweet paprika, jalapenos, and cilantro, this ground beef and cabbage dish has its own unique twist. This recipe also has bell peppers, onions, fire-roasted tomatoes, and, of course, beef and cabbage. It makes four servings, and it is suitable for those who follow a keto or paleo diet. Most importantly, you will enjoy tons of irresistible flavors and textures with each bite!

12. Mexican-Inspired Ground Beef and Cabbage Bowls

Give your ground beef and cabbage a Mexican-inspired touch with hints of lime juice, avocado, salsa, bell peppers, and onions. It has tomato sauce, chili powder, ground beef, cabbage, and even a small amount of baby spinach! This dish is packed with various ingredients that are all whole and healthy for you. However, it only makes three servings, so you might need to adjust it to make more.

13. Creamed Cabbage and Ground Beef Casserole

You will absolutely love the balance of creamy and spicy undertones in this recipe. Low Carb Yum posted this dish with a unique homemade sauce with Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper, and rich butter and heavy cream. The dish’s foundation is a combination of bacon, ground beef, onions, and cabbage. The crispy bacon complements the tender cabbage. Finally, pouring the sauce on top completes the heavenly taste.

14. Ground Beef and Cabbage

Here is a yummy recipe that doesn’t contain any dairy or gluten. Therefore, it’s great for people with special diets. Furthermore, you can make this recipe in just 20 minutes, which is quite impressive. Make sure you have some ground beef, cabbage, carrots, and tomato sauce on hand before you begin making it. It also requires paprika, vegetable stock, and other seasonings.

15. Ground Beef Taco Cabbage Skillet

Enjoy the flavors of a taco when you make this incredible dish by Creations By Kara. This has to be one of the simplest recipes on this list! You only need five ingredients aside from water – lean ground beef, green cabbage, low-carb taco seasoning, onions, and shredded cheese. The taco seasoning ensures that this recipe is anything but bland!

16. Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup

Try our delicious Cabbage Soup recipe. Instead of using ground turkey, you can use ground beef, which tastes amazing with chopped cabbage, celery, and onions. Our soup recipe has dimensions of flavor due to the Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, vegetable broth, and fresh garlic. It also has minute rice to make it easier and give it more substance. This recipe is perfect for picky eaters, and it’s sure to be a hit with everyone.

17. Cabbage Rolls

Assemble classic cabbage rolls with the help of this recipe. The filling in these rolls contains pork, beef, rice, onions, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Of course. You can’t forget all of the seasonings to enhance the flavor of the meat! Roll the cabbage rolls and then line them up in the rich tomato sauce and pour some extra sauce on top for a delicious culinary experience.

18. Ground Beef and Cabbage – One Pan

Who doesn’t love a recipe you can throw together in under a half-hour? Try this recipe out next time you are in a pinch when making dinner. It has ground beef, chicken broth, cabbage, bacon, and assorted seasonings. Using thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper, give the right amount of seasoning. You can make this in a cast iron pan, making everything more delicious!

19. Healthy Ground Beef Cabbage Stir-Fry

Here is a healthy dinner that is super simple to make during busy weeks. It has such a vibrant color due to the red cabbage! However, you can also use green cabbage if that’s all you have. Namely, it also has garlic, tamari sauce, scallions, red peppers, and ground beef. Add some carrot strips to give it extra color, and your kids will eat it up!

20. Ground Beef Ramen

If you are a fan of ramen, this recipe will certainly catch your eye. It has such a unique umami flavor due to the mushrooms, ground beef, soy sauce, and garlic. It also has Napa cabbage, ramen noodles, green onions, and hoisin sauce. To top it off, you can sprinkle on some sesame seeds, which give a pleasant crunch when you bite into them.

21. Best Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole

This recipe gives you permission to be a lazy cook, so what’s not to love? Despite it being an easy meal, you would never guess it based on how it looks and tastes! This recipe is a winner in any circumstance that you make it. It has incredible hints of garlic, carrots, paprika, ground beef, and cabbage. It also has Jasmine rice and tomato sauce! This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, which is always a plus.

22. Ground Beef Cabbage Soup

Here’s another soup recipe for you to try! This cabbage soup has tender onions, carrots, cabbage, and tomatoes. The ground beef gives the entire soup an incredible meaty flavor. You can use beef broth and tomato sauce for the base, which tastes lovely together. We suggest serving this with some warm dinner rolls or French bread!

23. Keto Cabbage Beef Casserole

Are you into keto-friendly meals? This one is for you! This casserole is healthy and has such an appetizing look that your mouth will water just by looking at it. It has layers and layers of cabbage, ground beef, shredded cheese, bacon, and more. Due to the oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil, we can’t get enough of the earthy undertones.

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23 Cozy Ground Beef and Cabbage Recipes

Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
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A fast and delicious Chinese-American fusion meal.


  • 454 g. ground chicken
  • 1 small white cabbage, thinly sliced (approximately 4 cups or 380 grams)
  • 2 large carrots, 250 g., julienned
  • ½ cup 80 g. onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced (approximately 12 grams)
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce, 60 ml
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, optional
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish, optional


  • Thinly slice the cabbage.
  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and Sriracha sauce. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, cook the ground chicken over medium-high heat until no longer pink, breaking it apart into crumbles as it cooks. Remove the cooked chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
  • In the same skillet, add a little oil if needed, then sauté the minced garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the chopped onion and julienned carrots to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Stir in the thinly sliced cabbage and continue to cook, tossing frequently, until the cabbage is tender yet still slightly crisp, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and pour the prepared sauce over the mixture. Stir well to combine and coat everything evenly. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat through.
  • Serve hot, garnished with chopped green onions and sesame seeds if desired.


1 WW point per serving.


Serving: 325gCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 23gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2.8gSodium: 671mgPotassium: 1076mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7.2gCalcium: 88mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
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