STUFFED CABBAGE CASSEROLE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I found this recipe while searching for another and decided this sounded better than the first. I have chosen not to chop the cabbage finely as suggested. I prefer larger hunks!
Recipe & photo: skinnytaste.com


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Serves:

10

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Ingredients

2 tsp
olive oil, divided
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 large
onion, chopped
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
sweet hungarian paprika
salt and black pepper to taste
1 large
head green cabbage, cored and cut into small wedges
1 can(s)
(14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes with juice
1 can(s)
(15 oz.) tomato sauce
1/4 c
water
2 c
cooked brown rice
2 c
low-fat mozzarella cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until browned and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
2
In the same skillet, add 1 tsp. olive oil, chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, dried thyme, and paprika and cook about 2 minutes more. Add the diced tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, and ground beef. Add water to the pan. Simmer until it is hot and slightly thickened, about 15-20 minutes.
3
While it simmers, cut the cabbage in half, remove the core and any wilted outer leaves. Cut into small wedges. (Or chop coarsely into 1-inch pieces, if you prefer.)
4
Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven, add the cabbage and cook over medium-high heat until the cabbage is about half-cooked, turning it over several times so it all cooks. Season with salt and pepper.
5
When the meat and tomato sauce mixture has cooked and thickened a bit, stir in the 2 cups of cooked rice and gently combine.
6
Spray a 13x9" casserole dish with non-stick spray and layer half the cabbage, half the meat mixture, remaining cabbage, and remaining meat mixture. Cover tightly with foil and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 40 minutes, or until the mixture is just starting to bubble on the edges.
7
Remove foil and sprinkle on cheese. Bake uncovered an additional 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and starting to slightly brown. Serve hot.

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