cook the veggies and meat
Place a pot over medium-low heat. Add the vegetable oil and diced onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the diced garlic and chili. Sauté for a minute, then add the spices (cumin, sweet paprika, coriander, oregano, salt, and pepper), and stir. Sauté for another minute. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the ground beef. Cook until browned as it cooks, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the cabbage
Add balsamic vinegar and diced tomatoes to the beef in the pot. Sauté for 2 - 3 minutes. Clean and quarter your green cabbage. Separate the cabbage leaves. Reduce the heat and add the cabbage leaves to the meat in the pot. Season with oyster sauce, soy sauce, bay leaf, and chopped parsley. Pour in the water, stir, cover with a lid and cook for about 45 - 60 minutes. Occasionally stir.
When your Ground Beef Cabbage Stew is cooked, check the seasoning and season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide between six soup bowls and serve with a generous dollop of sour cream. Enjoy.