Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

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Deb Wilson

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@Maritimemama

I got this recipe from a community cookbook years ago - they were trying to raise money to get their community center some new flooring. It was called unstuffed cabbage rolls in the book but we call it just "Cabbage Roll Casserole". Not exactly as good as real cabbage rolls but a really close second if you haven't the time or inclination to fuss with cabbage rolls.

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We loved this casserole recipe. It is just like a deconstructed cabbage roll. All the great flavor without the work. Fresh onion and garlic add a lot of flavor to this dish but is not overpowering. It's made with very simple ingredients and will appeal to a variety of tastebuds. When testing, we went with the Crock Pot to finish slow cooking the casserole and loved the results. This would be just as tasty out of the stove. Definitely comfort food for the cooler months. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef, chicken or pork
  • 1 Tbsp
    oil
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    quick cooking rice
  • 1 small
    cabbage, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes, 28 oz
  • 1 can(s)
    plain tomato sauce, 8 oz
  • 3/4 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    each salt and pepper

How to Make Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the ground meat and onion and cook, stirring, until ground beef is no longer pink and onion is tender. I don't use oil if I'm using beef because even the lean beef is usually fat enough without.
  2. Add rice and garlic to meat and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt.
  4. Add the chopped cabbage.
  5. Add water and bring to a boil.
  6. Cover and place in a slow (300 degree) oven for 2 to 3 hours. You can also pour into a slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  7. Good with crusty rolls. Serves 8.

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About Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Healthier Fare
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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