Mexican Cabbage Lasagna Recipe

Atkins Mexican Cabbage Lasagna
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 0 1/2 head, large (about 7" dia) Cabbage
  • 0 1/4 cup Vinegar (Cider)
  • 0 1/3 cup, chopped Onions
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 0 1/2 lb Ground Beef (80% Lean / 20% Fat)
  • 8 oz Fresh Pork Sausage
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 6 tsp Oregano
  • 1 1/2 oz Cilantro (Coriander)
  • 8 oz Green Chili Peppers (Canned)
  • 0 1/2 cup, sliced Black Olives
  • 1 cup Red Tomatoes (with Green Chilies, Canned)
  • 2 cup, shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 oz Salsa


Use the Atkins recipe to make Salsa Cruda or use an alternative no-sugar-added salsa; you will need 1 cup.
  1. Boil whole cabbage in enough water to cover along with 1/4 cup vinegar for about 10 minutes or until the leaves are soft.  Drain and separate leaves; remove the hard stem from each.  
  2. In a large pan, sauté the onion in olive oil until soft and fragrant; about 5 minutes.  Add the beef and sausage and cook until meats are starting to brown.  Add the ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, oregano and cilantro; blend to combine and cook an additional minute adjusting seasoning if desired.  
  3. In a large baking dish begin layering.  Start with a layer of cabbage leaves then layer as follows:  Meat mixture, diced green chilies, olives, a few spoonfuls of tomatoes with chilies then cheese.  Repeat the process until all ingredients are gone ending with a layer of cheese; reserve a little cheese for topping.  
  4. Pour salsa over the top of the casserole and sprinkle with reserved cheese.  Bake at 350°F for 45-60 minutes or until heated throughout and bubbly.  
  5. Optional toppings (not included in the nutritionals):  sour cream, jalapenos, olives, scallion, additional salsa and fresh lime.    
This recipe is by Caryn Cupach, Main Dish Winner of our 2014 Get Cooking Recipe Contest.

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