Rating: 4.5 stars
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  • 1 star values: 2

This unique and completely delightful recipe starts with sautéed ground beef, seasoned with cinnamon and coriander. Add in sliced green cabbage and onion for a serving of vegetables that don’t steal the show. Finally, raisins and tomato purée add sweetness and brighten the sauce. Spooned over hot white rice, this dinner reads as comfort food but manages to be quite healthy. Think of this easy and quick weeknight dinner as deconstructed beef cabbage rolls with some Moroccan flair. Serve with a light-bodied red wine or a hoppy beer. Quick tip: Out of canned tomato puree? No sweat. Just whisk two tablespoons tomato paste with two tablespoons water and then add to the pan.


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins
4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add beef and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until brown, 7 to 8 minutes. Add salt, cinnamon, coriander, and pepper and cook, stirring often, 30 seconds. Stir in cabbage and onion; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Gently stir in raisins and tomato puree; cover and cook until cabbage is wilted but not completely soft, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and top with parsley. Serve over rice.