Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Anna Mae Kantor Recipe

By Anna Mae Kantor bluelady

6 to 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Stove Top

This is a combination of several recipes I put together and it turned out to be a great, hearty, comfort food that would be wonderful to make for the upcoming fall and winter months. It's even better the next day as the flavors marry well together for additional surprises for your taste buds. It goes together very quickly and easily and I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and do.


1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef (i use 93% lean)
1 medium
onion (chopped fine)
1 Tbsp
minced garlic (quite heaped)
1 medium
cabbage (solid head) chopped into inch pieces
4 can(s)
diced tomatoes (14 1/2 oz. size) plus 3/4 can of water to rinse out cans, add to pot)
4 can(s)
tomato sauce (add full can of water to rinse out each can, and add to pot)
1/2 tsp
pepper to taste
1 - 1 1/2 tsp
salt or to taste
3 can(s)
mushroom pieces (drained) ( 8 oz. each) ( optional)
2 medium
fresh tomatoes, (chopped)
1 c
quick rice

Directions Step-By-Step

Using a large pot, cook ground beef, onion and garlic until beef is fully cooked and no longer pink. If meat is lower than the 93% fat and is greasy, drain, then return meat to the pot.
Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water from rinsing the cans, salt, pepper, chopped cabbage, and drained mushrooms. Add the fresh chopped up tomatoes. Add rice and stir well.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 45 minutes until cabbage softens somewhat, stirring occasionally, being careful that the cabbage doesn't stick to the bottom of pan and burn.
Serve with garlic knots/bread or rolls and butter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Polish
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Yummy

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Anna Mae Kantor bluelady
Jan 11, 2015
Thank you Carol--This is REALLY a tasty comfort meal. Once you make it, you WILL make it again. Just like your Swedish Apple Pie--a real staple.
Thank you for the comment.
Anna Mae Kantor bluelady
Jan 11, 2015
Tracy, I don't know the calorie count but with using the 93% lean ground beef, I'm sure it's not very high at all. I find when I use the really lean meat, there is absolutely NO grease to skim off, which makes it good for people who have problems with heartburn too. This is one time I can honestly say that using the leaner meat--you get what you pay for--premium quality and great flavor.
I am so glad you liked it--you made my day. Can you believe -- when I make it, I double the batch. I have a pot that holds 18 quarts and it fills it 2/3 full. I freeze it in 2 quart containers as it freezes well too.
My neighbors LOVE when I make this too---because I share----- !!!!!
Carol Junkins CarolAJ
Jan 10, 2015
Going to pinch this one as well ! Nice and great with this cold weather we are having !
Tracy Rogers Tracy1007
Jan 10, 2015
This was so good . The recipe made hugh pot and we have enough for a week. Do we know the calorie count by any chance?
Anna Mae Kantor bluelady
Oct 10, 2013
Lynda, I've had gastric bypass surgery and so has my husband. It doesn't bother either of us AT ALL. This turns out as more of a stew than a soup so it is juicy enough to let it pass through the small stomach very easily. We've had no problems at all with it. So glad you asked as maybe it will help others with the same question.