What to eat when low carbing life? What to eat when low carbing life and you love to eat? That’s a bigger and more important question. The Munson house is a huge fan of cabbage so when this easy gem of a recipe popped up on my feed on Pinterest I thought we could give it a try. It turned out better than expected. This recipe is cheap and easy and it feeds our family of 4 easily. The second time I made it I doubled the recipe so there could be left overs for easy, no brainer lunches the next day.
So here is the recipe as I found it on the site, Buns In My Oven (which was picked, in all honesty, for the name. I love it.)
- 1 pound ground pork sausage
- 6 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring often to crumble, until cooked through. Do not drain.
- Add the coleslaw mix, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce to the skillet with the sausage. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until cabbage has softened a bit.
- Remove from the heat and top with the green onions and drizzle with sesame oil.
- Serve immediately.
I made some minor modifications (as is my norm). I used HEB’s Pork Sage Sausage. We like it. The cole slaw mix is easy and done for you in the bagged salad section of the grocery store. We don’t use soy sauce so this was replaced with Coconut Aminos. Same flavor, less salt. the second time I made it I used Bragg’s Aminos and it tasted like I’d dumped all of the salt into the bowl. While I’m not opposed to salt, that was just too much. So back to the coconut aminos. And here’s an odd one for our HEB. At the old HEB we used to shop at (before it got super crowded and not as fun) the coconut aminos were with all of the other asian food things. At the new HEB they are not by the asian foods. It took asking for help from an employee who had to look it up but we found them on the top shelf (I’m grateful for being tall with long arms here) on the CEREAL aisle. What?! Yep. Syrups and cereals. I think whomever made that call doesn’t use it. Whatever. As long as they have it. So coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. I happened to be growing some beautiful green onions in the back yard so I supplied those. *helpful hint – if you have even a small pot with soil (mine have to be potted and elevated because of a hiking dog) then you can get great mileage out of buying green onions just once. Leave the bottom two inches above the root line, plant them in the soil, add water occasionally and tada! Never ending green onions.
Anyway…this recipe is fast, easy and tasty! Total calories per serving (we divided this amount up by the four of us so 4 servings) = 356 calories.
Fat per serving = 29g
Protein = 17.5g
Carb = 4g