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Ground Pork and Cabbage

Ground Pork and Cabbage Skillet is a quick, easy, and delicious meal that’s low in calories, low in carbs, but very high in flavor!!

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With the addition of allspice, dry mustard, and caraway seeds, this pork and cabbage skillet dinner is a winner even if you’re not watching your calories.

You’re going to love this dish. You have my word on it!

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The ingredient list:

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How this recipe came to be:

First and foremost, I love cabbage! I love cabbage for many reasons – It’s cheap, versatile, and I love the way it tastes.

Secondly, I’ve also been on a quest to cook lower-calorie meals to drop some weight and get in better shape as I age.

The pork came about because I was tired of eating ground turkey, so I decided to mix things up a bit, so I used ground pork instead…and I’m glad I did!

Why this recipe works:

The flavor is outstanding and very satisfying, and you know how important that is when you’re trying to eat healthier and lose weight.

If the meals aren’t flavorful and satisfying, then what’s the point?!!

The pork is tender and juicy, the cabbage is filling and flavorful, and the spices and seasonings are warm and comforting.

All that PLUS this delicious skillet meal can be on the dinner (or lunch) table in 30 minutes or less!

Winner. Winner. Pork and Cabbage Skillet for dinner!

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Can the other ground meat be substituted for pork in this recipe?

Sure thing.

If you’d rather use ground turkey, chicken, beef, or even lamb, these are all great options and will work in this recipe.

Just be aware that if you do make a substitution, the calorie count listed in the recipe card will no longer be accurate.

What are some of the health benefits of cabbage:

  1. Cabbage is very low in calories.
  2. Cabbage is abundant with vitamin K and C not to mention many other nutrients the body needs.
  3. It helps improve digestion.
  4. It may lower blood pressure.
  5. It can help combat inflamation.

Learn more about the health benefits of cabbage.

How long will it take to make this recipe from start to finish?

Less than 30 minutes.

While the pork is cooking in the skillet (about 10 minutes, on medium/high heat), slice the cabbage and onions.

After the pork is no longer pink, add half of the sliced cabbage to the skillet along with the spices and seasonings. Cover and cook for 7 – 10 minutes.

Add the remaining cabbage to the skillet, stir well, cover, and cook for an additional 5 – 7 minutes, and then it’s time to eat!!

There’s no oil in this recipe. Why?

I was trying to keep the calorie count low.

However, if you’re not concerned with that, feel free to add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet prior to browning the meat.

And then finish the dish with 2 tablespoons of butter, stirring well before serving.

The step-by-step photo instructions for making Ground Pork and Cabbage Skillet:

  • Brown the ground pork in a large skillet over medium/high heat.
  • Add sliced red onion, dry mustard, caraway seeds, minced garlic, allspice, salt, and pepper to the skillet.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Meanwhile, slice a medium-size head of green cabbage into thin strips and add half of the sliced cabbage to the skillet along with additional salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook for 7-10 minutes.
  • Uncover, stir well, and add the remaining cabbage to the skillet.
  • Cover again and cook an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the cabbage is reduced, wilted, and softened.
  • Serve hot.
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Additional cabbage recipes:

*Creamed Cabbage with Spinach and Bacon (shown below)

Creamed Cabbage and Spinach is a delicious side dish complemented by the flavor of bacon and a touch of lemon for brightness and balance.

An oblong white bowl filled with Creamed Cabbage and Spinach with a serving spoon in the center.

*Low-Carb Cabbage Roll Casserole (not shown)

Substituting cauliflower rice for white or brown rice is what makes this a low-carb Cabbage Roll Casserole. I promise you’ll never even miss the rice. The flavor is spot-on and a completely delicious low-carb dinner!

*Sunflower Crunch Kale and Cabbage Salad (shown below and in the featured video)

Crunchy, healthy, and completely addictive. This Sunflower Crunch Kale and Cabbage Salad has it ALL going on!! Dig in! You’re going to love this colorful salad!

A round white bowl filled with sunflower crunch kale and cabbage salad

*Slow Cooker Pork and Cabbage Stew (not shown)

Easy slow cooker pork and cabbage stew is a hot, hearty, and delicious comfort meal that’s like a hug from the inside-out!

*Ground Pork and Cabbage Skillet (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s low-calorie cabbage skillet meal.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

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GROUND PORK AND CABBAGE SKILLET

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Ground Pork and Cabbage Skillet is a quick, easy, and delicious meal that's low in calories, low in carbs, but very high in flavor!!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course low-calorie recipe, Pork Recipes, skillet main course
Servings 6 servings
Calories 449 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • teaspoons caraway seed
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 medium head cabbage thinly sliced
  • teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Brown the ground pork in a large skillet over medium/high heat.
  • Add sliced red onion, dry mustard, caraway seeds, minced garlic, allspice, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the skillet.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Meanwhile, slice a medium-size head of green cabbage into thin strips, and add half of the sliced cabbage to the skillet along with the remaining salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook for 7-10 minutes.
  • Uncover, stir well, and add the remaining cabbage to the skillet.
  • Cover again and cook an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the cabbage is reduced, wilted, and softened.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 28gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 888mgPotassium: 738mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 164IUVitamin C: 58mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 2mg
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Recipe Rating




Christina

Sunday 14th of March 2021

I love this low carb recipe. I always need things to make with cabbage. I omitted the seeds though, I cant have them. Thanks

Renée

Sunday 14th of March 2021

I'm glad you were able to still make this recipe and enjoy it, Christina! Thanks for letting me know. Have a great day! Renee

Jill Baird

Friday 5th of March 2021

I love cabbage too so this recipe caught my eye. It will definitely be on my meal schedule from now on. I love the combo of the sausage, cabbage, and that little bit of mustard, so good! Thanks for the great recipe.

Renée

Friday 5th of March 2021

You're welcome, Jill. Enjoy!

Ashley

Friday 5th of March 2021

This was so easy to make and delicious!

Renée

Friday 5th of March 2021

Glad you liked it, Ashley. Thanks for letting me know. Renee