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unrolled cabbage rolls

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kathie Carr
North Liberty, IN

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. :)

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For unrolled cabbage rolls

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

How To Make unrolled cabbage rolls

  • 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.

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