Crack Slaw

This week has been kind of crazy for me, some extra stressors, a cold and just not enough time or energy to go around. So when it came time to make my lunches for night shifts I wanted something super easy and quick. This recipe delivered on both. Actually this is probably one of my favourite quick meals. From start to finish this took me forty five minutes, that includes prep, cooking, eating and clean up time. As an added bonus it’s a crowd pleaser.

As always Maddie was nearby trying to get her hands on some cabbage.

Such a sad puppy
A much happier puppy

Sophie was much less interested


To make this you’ll need 2 small heads of cabbage, any colour you like, this time I used green and savoy cabbage, a medium onion, 2 cloves of garlic, a knob of ginger about the size of your thumb, ground meat of your choice, fish oil, oyster sauce and soy sauce, a glug of olive oil, water, salt and pepper to taste. You can pretty much add any stir fry veggie you like to this but these are the basics.

First chop all of your veggies, garlic and ginger. I like to rough chop my ginger but not everyone likes to take a big bite of ginger so feel free to grate it. Toss your garlic, ginger and onions into a large frying pan with a good glug of olive oil. Let this cook away until the onions are almost translucent, then add your ground meat. Cook until the meat is done then throw in your cabbage. Add in the liquids give a few good stirs and cover the pan. Let cook until the liquid is all but gone and then serve with or without hot sauce.

It should look something like this when you’re finished


½ Small green cabbage chopped

½ Small savoy cabbage chopped

1 medium onion chopped

2 cloves garlic chopped

Thumb sized knob of ginger chopped or grated

1lb ground meat

½ cup water

3 tbs oyster sauce

1 tbs soy sauce

3 splashes fish oil

1 glug olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the garlic, ginger, and onion in a large frying pan. Once the onions are almost cooked add the meat. Cook until meat is done stirring occasionally. Add the cabbage and liquid ingredients, stir, and cover. Let cook until the cabbage is tender. Remove from heat and serve with your choice of hot sauce.

Let me know if you enjoyed this recipe.

Until next time,


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