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One Pan Cabbage Skillet

If you’re looking for comfort in a bowl my friends, here it is. 
One Pan Cabbage Skillet from Katie Gets Creative

You know there are those days where you just aren’t feeling it?? Don’t want to cook or clean or do anything. Just lay in bed and have your mama bring you some soup and let you watch tv. Yeah…that doesn’t really happen in real life, or not in mine anyway.  If this happens to you, you’re lucky and I totally am hating you a little bit right now (kidding of course)!

In my world, being a stay at home mom means no days off, even if I’m feeling yucky. On days like this, I’m craving comfort food, and something super easy to make so that I can get back in bed.

This dish is it. One pan, simple ingredients. And even better, it can be paleo if you want it to be. I found this while browsing on pinterest a few months ago, and it was an easy winner for our family.

Here’s how it goes.

One Pan Cabbage Skillet 

You’ll need:

  • 1 lb ground beef or venison (I rarely buy beef, so I used venison here)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or if you’re feeling particularly Southern, use some bacon grease)
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce
  • Salt, pepper, (I also add Southern Flavor charbroil seasoning to mine)


If you’re using venison, add the bacon grease to the pan and heat. When hot, add your meat and onions and garlic; stir to combine while browning the meat.

Once meat has browned, add tomatoes, tomato sauce, cabbage, and season to taste. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until cabbage has softened.

Let’s get started, shall we? Get your meat, onions and garlic going first. 
One Pan Cabbage Skillet from Katie Gets Creative
 Once the meat has browned and onions are softening, lets add our tomatoes.
One Pan Cabbage Skillet from Katie Gets Creative
Then, that tomato sauce.
 Time for the cabbage
One Pan Cabbage Skillet from Katie Gets Creative
Give it a gentle stir to combine it all. If you use a larger pan than I did, it should be easier. I had a tough time packing it all in, but once the cabbage cooks down it’ll fit just fine. Once you’ve got all this, cover your dish and let it simmer for 20 minutes or so until the cabbage is soft.
One Pan Cabbage Skillet from Katie Gets Creative
 This, my friends, is your comfort in a bowl. Enjoy!
One Pan Cabbage Skillet from Katie Gets Creative

Hope you enjoy this dish! Leave me a comment if you try this recipe, and let me know what you think!

Recipe adapted slightly from: http://smilesandwich.com/2014/07/25/amish-one-pan-ground-beef-and-cabbage-skillet/

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