Unstuffed Cabbage

unstuffed cabbage 2

Oh…my….gosh, you guys!!! This meal is one of our all-time-favorite dinners at our place!!! And it’s soooo super simple to make!!!! Enjoy!

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Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:
1 lb ground grass-fed lamb (beef is okay to substitute, but we prefer lamb)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 lb green cabbage, chopped
2 cups frozen green beans
6 oz tomato paste
8 oz water
2 TBSP lemon juice (about 1 freshly-squeezed lemon)
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt

DIRECTIONS:

If serving over rice, prepare rice according to package directions.

Meanwhile, brown meat, onion and red pepper in a large skillet over high heat. In last 1 minute, add garlic and stir to combine.

Add cabbage and green beans and stir. Cover and continue cooking until cabbage wilts, stirring occasionally.

Stir tomato paste and water together to form a smooth tomato sauce. Set aside.

When cabbage starts to wilt, stir in tomato sauce and other remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes.

Serve alone or over rice.

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Cheese Dip with Cumin & Cilantro

cheese dip

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This dip only takes about 20 minutes to prepare – if you’re good at multi-tasking while you cook! And it’s oh….sooooo….yummy!!! OMG!

It also reheats well, so the 2 of us usually eat it twice with the amount it makes.

Makes about 2 cups

INGREDIENTS:

3 TBSP butter
3 TBSP white flour
2 cups half & half
4 oz grated white sharp Cheddar cheese*
4 oz grated Pepper Jack cheese*
3/4 tsp cumin, to taste
1/2 tsp sea salt, to taste
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
2 small tomatoes, seeded & finely diced
handful of fresh chopped cilantro

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Add the flour and whisk constantly for 30-60 seconds until all flour is incorporated.

Add the half & half (about 1/2 cup at a time); whisking to incorporate each time before adding more.

Cook until thickened to about a gravy consistency, adjusting the heat as needed.

Turn to Low heat, and add the cheese (about 1/4 of it at a time), melting each bit completely before adding more.

Add the cumin, salt, pepper flakes, tomato, and cilantro. Continue heating until all ingredients are warmed through.

Serve with organic tortilla chips.

*Sliced cheese works great, too. The packages I buy happen to be 6-ounces with 6 slices, so I just use 4 slices and tear them into pieces.

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