This is one my favorite lean and greens, but I have been trying to eat meats from the lean group (93% ground beef, pork, other beef, etc) only once or twice a week to see if it would speed up my weight loss so I can hurry and get to goal! I feel like I have been in the weight loss phase forever so it is time for me to get my booty in gear. Luckily, I re-started yesterday and I am doing pretty good. I am already down 3.2 lbs since Tuesday so yeah... I am one happy girlie! With this recipe, you can really change out the veggies except I would keep the cabbage. I mean it is called hamburger and cabbage stir fry :) I am not fond of mushrooms so I left them out and added 1 1/4 cup of cabbage and 1/4 cup of green peppers. The splenda and soy sauce is really what makes this dish. That slightly sweet taste makes it yummy and stand out so don't skimp on the splenda. All you need is half the packet or just sprinkle a little bit over the meat. I have always been a fan of sweetened meats. That is probably why I gained my weight! The dreaded sweet tooth! Thank goodness for splenda! I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Hamburger Cabbage Stir Fry
(Slightly adapted from Linda at http://www.genaw.com/)
7.5 oz 93% lean ground beef, should yield 5 oz cooked (1 Lean)
1/8 tsp garlic powder (1/4 Condiment)
1 cup cabbage, shredded (2 Greens)
1/4 cup green peppers, choppes (1/2 Green)
1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced (1/2 Green)
1 tbsp lite soy sauce (1 1/2 Condiments)
1/4 tsp ground ginger (1/2 Condiment)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 packet Splenda (1/2 Condiment)
In a very large skillet or wok, brown the ground beef with the garlic powder and a little salt and pepper. Add the cabbage and stir-fry until the cabbage is tender-crisp. Add the remaining ingredients and heat through. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
1 Lean and Green with 3 Condiments (No Healthy Fat Required)