Stir-Fry With Curried Cabbage

prep 10 mins

cook 15 mins

total 25 mins

author michelle tam

yield 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon ghee or fat of choice

  • ½ large onion, diced

  • 1 pound ground beef, pork, lamb, or whatever high-quality meat suits your fancy

  • 2 teaspoons Madras curry powder

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • ½ small head of cabbage, thinly sliced

  • Juice from ½ lime


  1. Heat the ghee in a large cast iron skillet, and cook the onions until they’re soft and translucent.

  2. Add the ground meat to the onions in the skillet.

  3. Break it up with a wooden spoon, and stir-fry until the pink’s gone.

  4. Sprinkle the curry powder on the contents of the skillet, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to incorporate.

  5. Toss in the cabbage, and cover and cook for 2 minutes or until the cabbage softens.

  6. Add a spritz of lime juice, and taste and adjust the seasonings as desired. Done and done!


Remember: this is just one example of how you can throw together a Garbage Stir-Fry. You could easily substitute your favorite seasoning blend for the curry, or a couple of cups of fresh or frozen vegetables for the cabbage. Don’t be afraid to improvise. Just sample the food as you cook, and stop seasoning when it tastes right.

Source: NomNomPaleo

jo dyck