Ground Beef and Cabbage Casserole

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Barbara Pendley

By
@Barbee

If you love cabbage as much as I do you will enjoy this quick dish. I sometimes omit the spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese. Instead I season the ground beef with Chinese Five Spice and then you have a different casserole.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

1 large
head cabbage
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 small
to medium onion, minced
1 jar(s)
32 oz. more or less spaghetti sauce
1 c
water
1/3 c
rice, long grain
1 pkg
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
3/4 Tbsp
salt and 1 tsp. pepper

FOR THE ASIAN CASSEROLE, OMIT THE SPAGHETTI SAUCE AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE

ADD 1/2 TO 1 TSP. CHINESE FIVE SPICE TO GROUND BEEF WHILE COOKING AND FOLLOW SAME DIRECTIONS.

How to Make Ground Beef and Cabbage Casserole

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cook cabbage in salted water, stirring gently occasionally. When done drain well.
  • 2While cabbage is cooking, prepare meat sauce in skillet over medium high heat cook ground beef, onion and pepper. When done drain the fat off.
  • 3To the meat add spaghetti sauce, water and rice; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is tender, stir ocassionally. While meat sauce is cooking preheat oven to 350*.
  • 4Use a 13 x 9 baking dish, spoon 1/2 cup meat sauce over the bottom, then top with 1/2 of cabbage, then 1/2 remaining meat sauce and 1/2 shredded cheese. Repeat layers. Bake 25 minutes or until complete hot and cheese is melted.
  • 5Note: If using the Chinese Five Spice, simply stir or layer meat and rice mixture and proceed with the layers or sometimes I just stir the cabbabe and meat together and then heat till hot in the oven.

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About Ground Beef and Cabbage Casserole

Regional Style: Asian