Heat a Dutch oven or extra large skillet over medium-high heat.
Drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil and cook the onions until translucent. Cook beef or turkey meat and onion in the hot Dutch oven until browned.
Drain and discard grease.
Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato paste, water, garlic, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, cumin, and fresh basil. I found by using the fire roasted tomatoes it made a huge difference in taste.
Bring the ingredients to a boil.
Cover Dutch oven, reduce heat and simmer until cabbage is tender. This will take about 30 minutes.
(Note: It may seem like you don't have enough water at first but when the cabbage cooks down it will be perfect)