Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

“This is a quick and easy main dish. My kids don’t even like cabbage, but they love this. I usually try to serve it with green beans, new potatoes, corn, and a pan of corn bread. They eat over half the pan every time. Also, the longer it stands the better it tastes.”
With this recipe, you can have cabbage roll flavors in a fraction of the time! This flavorful “unstuffed cabbage” is a simmered ground beef and cabbage combination made with lean ground beef, tomatoes, and cabbage. If you like cabbage rolls but don’t like the prep work, this dish is for you!

The cinnamon and nutmeg in the recipe add a pleasant, somewhat exotic flavor, but they are not essential. If you aren’t sure if you would like the spices, leave them out or add a smaller amount.

If you’d like to make this a complete one-pot meal, add a cup of long-grain white rice and 1 1/2 cups of water or stock to the skillet along with the cabbage and simmer as directed until the cabbage and rice are tender.
Savoy cabbage is another option for this casserole. While it is milder in flavor than green cabbage, both kinds of cabbage can be used interchangeably in most recipes.
 Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small cabbage, chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) low sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook, stirring, until ground beef is no longer pink and onion is tender.
  2. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  3. Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.

TIPS:

Yield: Serves 6 to 8.

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