Flavorful Cabbage Rolls

Tina Asher


I had been searching for a good cabbage roll recipe. Unfortunately I couldn't find one with much flavor, most are so bland. I came up with this recipe and it is very flavorful, filling and always a crowd pleaser. Don't let the cinnamon throw you off, it enhances the flavors wonderfully.

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1 Hr
1 Hr 15 Min


large head of cabbage, separated into leaves
1 lb
ground beef
3/4 c
uncooked rice
1 medium
onion, diced
1 pkg
dry spaghetti mix
1/8 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 small
can tomato juice


1 can(s)
(8 oz) tomato juice
1 can(s)
crushed tomatoes with garlic and basil
3 Tbsp
white sugar
2 Tbsp
1/2 can(s)
2 Tbsp
cornstarch mixed with 1/4 c water, all lumps removed.

How to Make Flavorful Cabbage Rolls


  • 1Drop cabbage leaves into boiling salted water; cover and cook for 3 minutes or until pliable. Drain well.
  • 2For filling, combine ground beef, rice, onion, egg, Spaghetti mix, cinnamon and tomato sauce. Mix well and divide into 12 portions.
  • 3Place a portion of the ground beef mixture into the center of each cabbage leaf. Roll leaf around filling; if you need to, fasten with toothpick. Place in a baking dish.
  • 4For sauce, combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water and pour over cabbage rolls
  • 5Bake tightly covered in a preheated 350° oven 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the cabbage rolls and discard toothpicks.
  • 6Place pan with juices over medium heat or transfer the juices to a saucepan and place over heat; stir cornstarch and cold water mixture into the sauce; bring to a boil and cook until thickened.
  • 7Pour sauce over rolls and serve.

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About Flavorful Cabbage Rolls

Course/Dish: Beef
Hashtag: #cabbage