Thursday, September 16, 2010

Unstuffed Cabbage

This is a great dish that is quick and easy to make (and a hit with my kids)! One of the few healthy dinners  my son will gobble up without a fight!

1 lb ground chicken or turkey sausage
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
3 large cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
1 can diced regular or fire roasted tomatoes
1 c chicken broth OR 1 c water and 1 tsp chicken bouillon
1/2 medium size head of green cabbage, shredded or cut to fine ribbons
1/4 tsp cumin
bay leaf
salt, black pepper, red pepper to taste

Heat a large pot to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Brown sausage and break up until crumbled. Add the garlic and onion and saute until softened. Add tomatoes, seasonings, bay leaf and broth/water and bring to a gentle boil.  Turn back to medium, add in cabbage and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Serve over brown rice, whole wheat pasta, or Mashed Potatoes !

* You can also use ground turkey or chicken, but will need to season the dish up a little more with a few shakes of Italian seasoning, fennel, extra salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper.

You can also adjust the seasonings to what you like and for variation.

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