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unstuffed cabbage rolls

(13 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Bruce Lambert
Southwick, MA

This is great comfort food.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a hearty recipe full of chopped cabbage and a meaty sauce. Infused with such flavor, no one will ever realize this dish is lower in carbs. It's very comforting and filling. A healthy dinner recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(13 ratings)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For unstuffed cabbage rolls

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2-2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 sm
    cabbage, chopped
  • 2 can
    diced tomatoes (14.5 oz each)
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce (8 oz), plus more if needed
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp

How To Make unstuffed cabbage rolls

  • Heating oil in a skillet.
    In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Browning ground beef and onions.
    Add the ground beef and onion and cook, stirring until ground beef is no longer pink and onion is tender.
  • Adding garlic to the beef.
    Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  • Chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, pepper, and salt added to the pan.
    Add the cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, pepper, and salt.
  • Simmering in a pan.
    Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 - 30 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender.
  • A serving of Unstuffed cabbage rolls.