This recipe comes from a chemist that worked with us in the Geysers in Northern California. The chemist was from Pakistan, but I'm thinking this is a very American version of something else!
Guys REALLY like this. It is inexpensive and easy to prepare.
Noodles and Ground Beef
3 tablespoons oil
2 pounds extra lean ground beef
1 onion (chopped)
1-teaspoon garlic powder or chop up some fresh garlic to taste
Spaghetti to serve 6
1 head green cabbage – sliced
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper.
Step 1. Boil spaghetti and drain – set aside.
Step 2. Mix together vinegar, salt and crushed red pepper. Set aside.
Step 3. Sauté half of the chopped onion in 2 tablespoons oil until golden brown. Add ground beef, garlic, salt and pepper and cook meat until brown. Set aside.
Step 4. Heat one-tablespoon oil, sliced cabbage and the remaining chopped onion, sauté for two minutes and add soy sauce and 1/4 cup vinegar mixture. Sauté another two minutes.
To Serve: Layer spaghetti, beef and then cabbage in a 9 x 13 pan or dish. On the side have the vinegar mixture for those who prefer it hot.
I sometimes cheat by preparing the onions, adding the ground beef and the cabbage and when they are cooked I add in the cooked spaghetti and toss in a bowl!