Minced Beef and Spiced Creamed Cabbage

Let’s have a look to see what I have to use up in the fridge…

Beef and cabbage casserole! Really, how will that work? Well top it with a creamy spicy sauce and I have to say, it’s delicious. Easy to prepare, into the oven for 30 minutes  and hey ho, there you go.

I actually used Greek Yoghurt instead of double cream, as I wanted to use ingredients I already had in my fridge. The problem with yoghurt is it curdles easily, as you can see from the photos! Adding cornflour can help (but if you’re counting the carbs, it’s 7 g per teaspoon!). Not heating too quickly and adding hot ingredients to the yoghurt slowly are all things to try to avoid the curdling. Of course providing your yoghurt is fresh and in date, then it is safe to eat. Mine was delicious.

Minced Beef and Spiced Creamy Cabbage

A simple baked beef and cabbage casserole.

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword Beef, Cabbage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 665 kcal
Author SharonBye


  • 200 gm Minced Beef
  • 60 gm Butter
  • 1 Medium Onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp All spice or a flavour you fancy. Could try Cajun or herbs
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning to taste
  • Half Chinese cabbage shredded
  • 400 ml Double cream
  • 50 gm Grated hard cheese
  • 250 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum (thickening agent)


  1. Preheat oven on 180 degrees C or gas 4

  2. In a large microwaveable bowl, place the shredded cabbage, slice a third of the butter on top, season well with salt and cover. Cook in the microwave for 8 minutes, stirring half way through.

  3. Meanwhile, melt another third of the butter (half of the remaining) in a large frying pan, and sauté the onions without colouring. Add the beef and 1 teaspoon of allspice. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring as required.

  4. Once cabbage has finished, place half in a large casserole dish, cover with the mince and finish with the rest of the cabbage.

  5. Melt the rest of the butter in the frying pan, beat in the cream, water, xanthan gum and rest of spice. Taste and season as required. Pour over the cabbage. Sprinkle cheese over top.

  6. Cover and place in the oven for 20 minutes; uncover and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Nutrients. Calories 665, Fat 66 g, Protein 12 g, Net carbs 9 g

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