Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe
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Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

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We have been making this dish in my family since I was a little girl. Mother served it with corn bread fritters—I like to serve it with corn bread muffins.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • 1 to 1-1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 268 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein

Directions

  1. Remove core from cabbage. Steam 12 large outer leaves until limp. Drain well.
  2. In a bowl, combine ground beef, rice, onion, egg and seasonings; mix well. Put about 1/3 cup meat mixture on each cabbage leaf. Fold in sides, starting at an unfolded edge, and roll up leaf completely to enclose filling. Repeat with remaining leaves and filling. Place rolls in a large skillet or Dutch oven.
  3. Combine tomato sauce, brown sugar, water and lemon juice or vinegar; pour over cabbage rolls. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, spooning sauce over rolls occasionally during cooking. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Stuffed Cabbage Rolls in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p63

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"This was delicious..I used 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 ground pork, even friends that state they make the best stuffed cabbage loved it!!! definately a keeper."

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"Excellent recipe. Since I am a vegetarian, I modify it by using a meatless and soy-free substitute. In order for the cabbage to get nice and brown, I saute the rolls first.

When they get slightly brown, I drain them on paper towel and then
put them in casserole with the sauce and place them in the oven at 350 for one hour."

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"EX!!!!!!...I used 1/2 pork & 1/2 beef sub'd 1 can 28 0z.Tomatoes for tomatoe sauce..."

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Perfect! We loved these. I tried a second time and my leaves kept tearing:(."

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"Love cabbage rolls. The brown sugar and vinegar give the sauce a sweet and sour zip."

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