Replace wraps or sandwiches with this recipe for Cabbage Leaf Burritos

6 large whole green cabbage leaves
1 onion diced
3 cloves garlic minced
1kg organic grass fed beef mince
Small bunch kale chopped into small pieces
2 zucchinis grated or thinly sliced
1 carrot grated
2 tomatoes diced
2 shallots/spring onions thinly sliced

To serve (optional):
Mashed up avocado
Natural Greek yoghurt
Cheese of your choice

How to
To prepare the cabbage leaves place them in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes or until they are quite soft, then place them on some paper towels to dry. If you do not have a steamer you can boil the cabbage leaves for about 5 minutes, just make sure you keep an eye on them so they don’t break.

While the cabbage leaves are drying, heat some grape seed oil in a fry-pan then add the onion and garlic and stir until the onion starts to brown. Add the mince, breaking it up into tiny pieces, then stir until the mince is mostly brown. Then add in the kale, zucchini, carrot, tomatoes and shallots and stir for another 3-5 minutes.

Making sure the cabbage leaves are completely dry, serve the meat mixture into each cabbage leaf with a dollop of avocado, Greek yoghurt and a sprinkle of cheese if you wish. Then wrap the cabbage leave around the meat by folding the thick stem part over first, followed by the right side of the leaf then fold the top part over and finish off by folding over the left part.

There you have it: a delicious, healthy burrito. Enjoy!

Recipe created by Jessica Sepel, a qualified Sydney nutritionist, health blogger and wellness coach. She is the author of several eBooks, including the JSHealth Detox Plan and The Clean Life. Visit for more recipes, nutrition advice and wellness inspiration.

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