Slow Cooker Beef and Cabbage

I have seen recipes for unstuffed pepper soup or unstuffed cabbage roll stew and came up with this by ditching the things we hated and keeping the things we liked. This has only a pound of beef in it, but is still very filling. You can increase the salt if you want, but we don’t go crazy with the salt in this house.

This is low-carb and gluten free.

Cost estimate:

Beef or bison: $3 for conventional and $6 for grass-fed organic

Cabbage: $0.50-1

Onion: $0.25-50


Tomatoes: $1.50

Tomato Paste: $0.39

Flour/sugar/seasoning: $0.20

Total: $5.94-9.69

$0.99-$1.62 per serving

Slow Cooker Beef and Cabbage

Serves 6

1 lb. ground beef or bison (don’t go too lean, as this is your only source of fat). I get 85% lean.

1 small green cabbage, roughly cut into shreds

1 medium yellow onion, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

3 15-oz cans stewed tomatoes (or 2 cans stewed and 1 can fire roasted)

1 6 oz can tomato paste

1 TB flour (Use wheat flour or GF flour to make GF. Can also use oats.This is to just help thicken it.)

1 TB sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Dump everything in a slow cooker and cook on low 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. Boom! You’re done!


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4 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Beef and Cabbage

  • You might want to note that it’s gluten free if you sub GF flour.

    • Good thinking- just edited!

  • And you can go vegan by substituting chickpeas for the beef!

    • Very true! If you ever try it, let us know how you like it!

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