Cajun Cabbage Recipe
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Cajun Cabbage Recipe

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We love this dish at our house, and whenever I take it to a potluck, it disappears just as quickly as it does at home. This pleasing recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law from Louisiana. I've made some changes in the ingredients, but the snappy Cajun flavor is still there. It's easy to increase for any number of guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large Dutch oven, brown ground beef. Add onions and green pepper; cook until the onions are transparent. Add the rice, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water and seasonings. Cover and bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until the cabbage is tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Cabbage in Reminisce Extra February 1993, p49

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Summerfest User ID: 6351411 42688
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"I used brown rice and it was still a little crunchy, so when I make it again, I will do as the one reviewer did and cook the rice separately and add at the end of cooking. It probably would have cooked all right if it had been white rice. Otherwise we really liked the recipe and I will make it again."

PoconoRic User ID: 7090672 43199
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"We do not eat processed wheat and limit our carbs. I made this as a side dish to Cajun Catfish. I substituted Andouille Sausage for the ground meat and eliminated the rice altogether along with the can of tomato sauce and cut the water in half. Excellent."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 15943
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"This was a good recipe, a surprise hit with the family."

dmhess55 User ID: 6184131 14547
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I have made this many times. the only thing different is i add sharp cheddar cheese at the end and bake until the cheese is melted and use 2 pounds of meat, half beef half venison. One of my husbands favorite"

maratha User ID: 3821544 72670
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"I made the rice then added as much as I wanted to near the end of cooking"

CJCarrell User ID: 2395087 17765
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"You add it when you add the rice and tomatoes.  My recipe is a little different but this is a good dish.  We eat ours with corn chips."

kathiq User ID: 734834 42768
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2009

"when do you add the cabbage?"

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