Kathie Carr Recipe

Unrolled Cabbage Rolls

By Kathie Carr kathiecc


I started making a version of this casserole years ago because I love cabbage rolls and they take so long to prepare. I've adjusted the recipe many times but this is my current version.

I have also noted lots of other recipes like this in the past couple of years so I guess it wasn't that big a leap from cabbage rolls to cabbage unrolls. :)


Recipe Rating:
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Serves:
8-10
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

1 lb
lean ground beef
1 lb
bulk pork sausage
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2 clove
garlic, minced
1 c
onions, diced
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes (about 15 ounces)
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp
thyme
3 c
cooked rice
6 slice
bacon, fried and crumbled
2 lb
shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix)
2 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 can(s)
tomato sauce (about 15 ounces)
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet stir and brown beef, pork, garlic, and onion until meat is crumbled and no longer pink. Drain grease. Stir in diced tomatoes and seasonings. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer to blend flavors and reduce juice a bit for about 10-12 minutes.

Stir in rice and bacon and heat thoroughly. Remove from heat.
2
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Layer 1/3 of cole slaw mix in bottom of a 9 by 13 inch baking pan. Put 1/2 of meat mixture on top of that layer. Next add another 1/3 of cole slaw mix. Now add remaining meat mixture and then top that with remaining cole slaw mix. Pour tomato sauce over top of casserole. Cover and bake for 50 minutes.
3
Uncover casserole and sprinkle cheese on top. Return to oven for 10-12 minutes to melt cheese. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
  • Comments

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    Ann McCue salsaqueen - Jan 19, 2012
    Yum Kathie!!!! sounds like something I would love to make and hubby would love!!! thanks for posting!!
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    Donna Elam piglady1955 - Jan 20, 2012
    I have made this before and love it...If I am pressed for time, I have made this in my crockpot. I did not cook the meat or cooked the rice. I just put it together and put my crockpot on low and let it cook for 10hrs...........same tasty results!
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    Kathie Carr kathiecc - Jan 20, 2012
    Crockpot, that's a great idea! THANKS!
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    Donna Copeland stayathomemomof4 - Jan 23, 2012
    I made this tonight and we love it.Thank you
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    Kathie Carr kathiecc - Jan 24, 2012
    Donna, I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know.