I browned ground beef and onions in a bit of butter and then added a bag of coleslaw mix and cooked it down, seasoned it with salt and pepper, added a bit more butter and then stirred in about a cup of diced fresh tomatoes then moved it over to a casserole dish, topped it with cheese and baked it for about 15 minutes and ran under the broiler for a few more until the cheese was melted and bubbly. I happened to have several types of sliced cheese that I used a medley of (Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, and Colby Jack) but you can keep it simple and top it with shredded cheese or whatever you have on hand. That's it. It turned out delicious and uses very few ingredients. I snapped a few photos below and included the easy peasy cheesy recipe. Enjoy!
Cheesy Beef & Cabbage Bake
1 pound lean ground beef (I used ground sirloin)
1 small onion, diced
16-ounce bag of coleslaw mix
1/4 cup water
3 to 4 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup diced tomatoes (fresh or drained canned tomatoes)
8 ounces shredded or sliced cheese (Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Swiss, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" oblong or oval casserole dish and set aside.
In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion in 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add coleslaw mix and 1/4 cup water; cover skillet and cook, stirring occasionally until cabbage is tender-crisp or desired consistency, Uncover and add butter; season with salt and pepper. Stir in diced tomatoes and cook uncovered for another 5 minutes. Transfer beef and cabbage mixture to prepared casserole dish. Top with cheese and bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted. If desired, run under the broiler for a few minutes until cheese is bubbly. Let sit for about 10 minutes before serving to allow cheese to set.