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Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

"I came up with this recipe because I love the taste of cabbage rolls, but don't always have the time to prepare them," writes Joann Alexander from Center, Texas. "My version uses the same ingredients in a simpler manner for hearty results everyone enjoys!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar, optional
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add cabbage, green pepper and rice.
  • In a large bowl, combine the water and tomato paste. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour over beef mixture; mix well. Cover and cook on low until rice and vegetables are tender, 4-5 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 295 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 815mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • Renee
    Dec 26, 2018

    Made this exactly as the recipe called for. It was very sour even with the sugar. I brought it as a covered dish to Christmas dinner. No one ate it. Ended up throwing out the whole batch.

  • Medic 716
    Apr 14, 2018

    OMG this was so good and easy to make! Will make again.

  • christinew
    Mar 17, 2018

    This was great! I didn't have much time, so I put it in a greased 13x9 baking dish, covered it with foil, and baked it for an hour at 350 degrees. I added about 1/4 cup extra water, because I was afraid it would turn out dry - it was perfect. I also used brown instant rice.One-sixth of a pan came in under 400 calories. As I am diabetic and losing weight, this is going on my weekly rotation.My boyfriend is grumbling that I should have added mushrooms.

  • Bonnie
    Mar 12, 2018

    this was easy and awesome. I did add a 1/2 package of sausage and used pork instead of beef.

  • JCV4
    Sep 27, 2017

    Very easy to make and quite tasty! Great for the cooler weather coming our way. Much easier than hand-rolling cabbages!

  • Loiscooks
    Mar 5, 2014

    This recipe does taste like stuffed cabbage. My family enjoyed it. I had 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef thawed, so I ended up using more ground beef than the recipe called for. Since I used brown rice instead of instant rice, I did increase the water; however, I should have increased it more than I did. I do think this is a very good recipe and I like that it can be done in a crock pot. I will definitely be making this again.

  • jmkasprak
    Nov 20, 2012

    I loved this recipe. The cabbage was nice and tender, and it really did taste like stuffed cabbage. It's also very nutritious if you use brown rice instead of instant white rice. Be sure to at least double the water if you do this, because when I checked it at around 4 hours I found some burning at the edges.

  • Suzy425
    Oct 30, 2012

    This recipe was outstanding! Reminded me of my mother's stuffed cabbage rolls I would beg her to make as a child. Very easy. I did make a double recipe and since the whole thing did not fit in my crockpot, I cooked the remains (filled a 9 x 13 pan) in the oven covered for roughly an hour at 350. Turned out just as good :)

  • kleescraga
    Mar 26, 2012

    Didn't turn out well for me undoubtedly because my slow cooker doesn't know the meaning of "low." In appearance looked like gruel in prisnor-of-war movies, BUT the flavor was very good. So I turned it into soup today adding broth, veggie juice, diced carrots, celery, cabbage. The soup was great and I have enough "soup base" for another batch.

  • kpioch
    Mar 26, 2011

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