Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 medium head cabbage (2 pounds), shredded
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in one can of tomato sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in rice and bacon; heat through. Remove from the heat.
- Layer a third of the cabbage in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers; top with remaining cabbage. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.
- Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
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Great recipe!!! I added 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper and a I increased the amount of spices but not by a measurable amout...I also used an extra clove of garlic and and a bit more tomato sauce and mozzarella...FANTASTIC!!!
I thought this was amazing!!! I also added 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper because we like a little "zing" and an extra clove of garlic...also, I used a smidgen more tomato sauce as well as mozzarella...one question, if anyone can reply, the cabbage was a tad crunchy...
This is great. Use packaged shredded cabbage to speed the process. I think it works better.
I have made this several times for my family. I have used ground turkey in place of the ground beef with no problems. I do leave out the thyme, sage and bacon. I also cheat and buy a bag of shredded coleslaw mix with carrots and red cabbage, works excellent and is a big time saver. I also add a can of diced tomatoes to the meat mixture. I don't like using tomato sauce for the top. Instead I've used V8 juice or tomato juice. I may have to try spicy V8 as another has suggested. Either way every time I make this it's never enough for my family, it gets devoured every time.
This is the best recipe ever! I hate all the prep of cabbage rolls, so it's great! Every time I've made it for someone I get asked for the recipe!
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