Nanny's Unwrapped Cabbage rolls

Melissa Dotson


I double sauce and add 6 shakes of tobasco add more if you like spicy.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    rice, cooked, cooled
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried

  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2-3 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 or more
    shakes of tobasco
  • 1 medium
    cabbage head

How to Make Nanny's Unwrapped Cabbage rolls


  1. Mix together first ingredients.
  2. Form 12 meatballs and put in large 5qt pot.
  3. Mix Sauce ingredients together in large bowl and set aside.
  4. Shred cabbage over top of meatballs. Pour sauce mix evenly over cabbage
  5. Bring to boil on stove top. Cover and simmer 1 hour

Printable Recipe Card

About Nanny's Unwrapped Cabbage rolls

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

Show 5 Comments & Reviews

Fresh Fruit Recipes That Aren’t for Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Recipes That Aren’t for Fruit Salad

One of life’s simple pleasures in the summer is fresh fruit. We know it’s delicious to make a fruit salad and we have fantastic ones for summer here. But, we’re sharing 18 recipes that go beyond fruit salad. More than just for dessert, fresh fruit can be incorporated into main meals too. From breakfast to […]

Five Grilled Dishes For Tonight’s Dinner

Five Grilled Dishes For Tonight’s Dinner

Summertime means grill time! When the weather permits, I try to grill at least one night a week. While I love my kitchen, it’s nice to get outside and enjoy the weather while making a meal. Depending on what you feel like, here are some options to add to your dinner menu. Kabobs are one […]

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken

When asked, “What’s for dinner?” and you answer chicken, you won’t get a sigh from your family if you say grilled chicken. No matter what cut of chicken your family likes, we’ve gathered an assortment of recipes to make all summer long. You’ll find grilled chicken breast, wing, and thigh recipes. Plus, a tasty recipe […]