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Cabbage Roll Skillet

Have a happy helping of this quicker take on something our grandmothers would make. We serve it over brown rice. It also freezes well. —Susan Chickness, Pictou County, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole plum tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small head cabbage, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 4 cups hot cooked brown rice


  • Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid; coarsely chop tomatoes. In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles. Stir in tomato sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, seasonings, chopped tomatoes and reserved liquid.
  • Add cabbage and pepper; cook, covered, 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook, uncovered, 6-8 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups with 2/3 cup rice: 332 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 439mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 9g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat.
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  • Barbara
    Oct 30, 2020

    Euuu....not good. We really disliked this. Surprisingly below ToH standards. I will go back go back to the Food and Family recipe for Unstuffed Cabbage.

  • sheri
    Oct 28, 2020

    This was absolutely the worst recipe I have ever tried from you. It had absolutely no taste whatsoever except for thyme. Added more brown sugar and lemon juice but could not overshadow all the thyme and oregano. A total waste of time and money. I will continue to stick with my old tried and true cabbage roll recipe

  • Bridget
    Oct 27, 2020

    Ashley, it says in the ingredients: one small head cabbage, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)

  • Kimberly
    Oct 25, 2020

    No comment left

  • George
    Oct 25, 2020

    The name of the dish ingrigued

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  • greatwithoutgluten
    Oct 8, 2017

    This recipe was easy to make. I adjusted the flavors for our tastes.

  • Vinnie's Mom
    Oct 7, 2017

    I made this as written, and I was very disappointed. I don't know if it was the oregano or the thyme, but the spice presence was too strong. I should have listened to my little voice when it told me that these two spices didn't have any place in a cabbage roll recipe. Had to throw it away, such a waste.

  • victusha
    Aug 31, 2017

    Made this recipe for just the two of us and it was delicious. I froze the leftovers and when I reheated it, it still tasted as fresh as when I first made it

  • eileen344
    Feb 9, 2017

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was very good and easy to make. I did not add the green pepper and I added the rice to the cabbage mixture instead of serving the cabbage over the top. We liked it a lot and I will be using this recipe again and again.