Over the past few years, my husband and I have been trying to cut costs and save for retirement. When you get to be middle-aged and realize how fast time goes by, you start developing a sense of urgency about things like that.
Anyway, one of the main ways we’ve managed to save money is by cooking more foods from scratch and giving up on luxuries like red meat. That one was tough. Both of us grew up in homes where meat was the main course of almost every meal.
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So now, I’m always looking for cheap alternatives that I can use as the main course at dinner. Which is why this video by Off Grid With Doug & Stacy caught my eye. In it, they explain how to make “poor man’s steak” from cabbage, garlic, and butter. I tried this myself last weekend, and it was surprisingly good.
Now look, I’m not gonna tell you that poor man’s steak is as good as regular steak, because of course it isn’t. What I’m saying is that if you’re trying to cut your food bill and/or eat healthier, this is a surprisingly tasty meal that’s definitely worth trying.
Here’s what you need:
- Head of cabbage
- Salt & pepper
- Parmesean cheese (optional)
Here’s what to do:
- Slice up the cabbage (each slice should be about as thick as a typical steak).
- Lay the slices in a large and wide casserole dish.
- Drizzle as much garlic and butter onto the slices as you want.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cover with lid and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
- Optional: When there are 5 minutes left, sprinkle with parmesean cheese (or anything else).
Watch the video below to see how it turned out.