Cabbage & Meatball Dinner
Sauce w/ veggies:
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium-sized head of cabbage, chopped (8 cups)
- ½ of a large onion or 1 small onion, chopped (1 ½ cups)
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 28-ounce can of organic diced tomatoes, undrained
- 8-ounce can of organic tomato sauce
- ½ Tablespoon curry powder
- 1 scoop of plain bone broth protein or Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens (optional)
- 1 ½ lemons, juiced (about 1/3 cup)
- 1 lb grass-fed, organic ground beef (or your favorite veggies for a vegetarian option such as mushrooms, broccoli, bell peppers)
- ½ cup cauliflower rice or cooked/uncooked rice
- 1 ½ teaspoons pink Himalayan/sea salt, divided
- ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and heat for a minute. Add in onion, garlic, cabbage, curry powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes. (If making vegetarian option, add all vegetables in with the cabbage. Follow the rest of the directions, omitting the meatballs.)
- Add in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, lemon juice, bone broth powder, and 1 cup of filtered water. Stir together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.
- While the sauce is simmering, in a large bowl combine the cauliflower or regular rice, 1 teaspoon salt, cayenne, and raw ground beef. Mix well. Shape into balls (about 1 – 1 1/2 inch wide). Add meatballs to the simmering sauce.
- Cover and simmer about 45 minutes or until the cabbage is tender and meatballs cooked through. Uncover and cook until sauce is thickened to desired consistency. Serve as is or over your favorite noodles.
Serves 6. Per Serving (based on using Organixx Plain Bone Broth Powder, ground beef & cauliflower rice):
Calories: 326.2 |
Total Fat: 18.9 g |
Total Carbohydrate: 18.5 g |
Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g |
Protein: 21.6 g
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamins K, C, and B6. It’s also a good source of fiber, manganese, potassium, vitamin B1, folate, and copper.
Cauliflower is a healthy cruciferous vegetable that’s high in fiber. It’s loaded with nutrients including vitamins C, K, and B6, and potassium.
Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta carotene and antioxidants that support the immune system. The key compound in cayenne called capsaicin is also cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, helps prevent kidney stones and speed up metabolism and has beneficial effects on the GI system.
To get the maximum health benefit from your garlic, let it sit for 5-10 minutes after chopping, slicing, or smashing it to allow an enzymatic reaction to occur that increases its healthful compounds.
Grass-fed, organic ground beef: Organic beef must be produced/raised on a farm that doesn’t use pesticides, GMOs, or sewer sludge, but the cows may have eaten organic grain unless the beef is also labelled as grass-finished. Grass-fed and finished beef comes from cattle that have eaten their natural diet of grass and hay throughout their life.
Enzymes in fresh lemon juice accelerate the digestive process. Even though lemon juice is acidic, it actually has an alkalizing effect on the body.
Pure olive oil is high in nutrients including vitamins D, E, K, and A as well as omega-3 fatty acids. For the highest quality, look for organic extra virgin olive oil in dark glass bottles or tins that have an expiry date.
Onions are nutrient-dense, meaning they’re low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C, B, and potassium. The flavanoids are concentrated in the outer layers, so try to remove as few layers as possible when peeling.
Organixx Bone Broth Protein powder contains all the same potent protein, collagen, minerals, and nutrients as found in the healthiest, homemade bone broth… only in easy powdered form.
Filled with alpha and beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein, tomatoes have been clinically proven to maintain heart health. When using canned tomatoes, look for organic brands in glass jars if possible.