- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon each white, black and cayenne pepper
- 4 to 6 drops hot pepper sauce
- 1 small head cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby cheese
- In a skillet, cook the beef, green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, rice and seasonings.
- Spread into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with the cabbage and cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until the rice is tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Reviews for Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage
"I made this two days ago and am making it again tonight for the family. It disappeared quickly at the potluck and several people had seconds. Many were disappointed that it was gone when they returned. Several asked for the recipe for their next potluck. Super simple to make. Had to cook it longer for the rice to be fully cooked. I didn't add extra water. I didn't have white pepper immediately available so I used Moroccan spice which has white pepper in it. Very yummy. A keeper recipe. Thank you!"
"Nice flavor in the meat. I liked the spices. But my family is not a huge fan of cabbage. I thought this would help with cabbage but they still did not care for it. If you like cabbage then this would be a great recipe!!"
"I made this last night and it was delicious !!! My grandson stopped by and I sent some home with him . He just texted to tell me how tasty it was and wants to know when I will be fixing it again !!! This is a keeper !"
"Delicious. I didn't have white pepper so I added extra black pepper. I also added 1 cup of water with the tomato sauce as other reviewers did. Turned out great."
"This was a really easy recipe that tasted great. The only thing I did differently was used quinoa instead of rice."
"Yummy! Nice way to use up cabbage from the garden. This had good heat for us, just enough kick!"
"To answer the question of the recipe contributor: Yes, I WAS looking for a new way to use cabbage. My kids and hubby like this vegetable as well as Cajun food so it was bound to be a winning combo. And it IS!! I do use the "Mild" version of the canned diced tomatoes and chilies, but other than that, I make no changes. Good on a cool fall or cold winter's evening to warm the bones!"
"Made this with some cabbage I raised in my garden. It was very tasty. We liked the heat level but it was pretty spicy. If your family is not a fan of spicy food I think it would be delicious made without the hot sauce and cayenne. You could even substitute stewed tomatoes for the tomatoes and chilies. I froze half of my casserole after it was baked and it was just as delicious 3 months later when I took it out of the freezer, so it also makes a very good freezer meal."
"We really enjoy this dish ."