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One-Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Recipe
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One-Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Recipe

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Here is one of my favorite ways to cook and enjoy cabbage. It has all the good flavor of regular cabbage rolls, but it's a lot less bother to make. In fact, it's a one-pot meal! —Mrs. Bernard Snow, Lewiston, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • TOMATO SAUCE:
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium head cabbage, coarsely chopped (about 8 cups)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 210 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, combine sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the rice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over rice mixture; mix well. Shape into 36 balls, about 1-1/4 in. in diameter. Add to simmering sauce.
  3. Cover and simmer about 45 minutes or until the cabbage is tender. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Unstuffed Cabbage in Country Ground Beef 1993, p77


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angela32 User ID: 3084463 245126
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"One of the great things about TOH recipes is that you can modify them to your taste and what you have on hand. I omitted the lemon juice and raisins. I also used a leftover jar of marinara sauce for the large can of diced tomatoes. I did add a small can of fire roasted tomatoes to have that diced texture though. It turned out amazing still!"

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vikingwalt User ID: 7320674 244220
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"GREAT DISH! Easy to prep, delicious and the leftovers are fantastic! I'll certainly be making this again!"

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werone1812 User ID: 7291341 242853
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"simple to make,fabulous to eat..."

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Saltylady49 User ID: 8027745 242038
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"I made this tonight. Changed it up a little, added some beef broth in place of some of the water and used crushed tomatoes instead of diced but it was incredible. Will definitely make this again."

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CHEFOFTHEFUTURE User ID: 8203061 241980
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016 Edited Feb. 2, 2016

"Tried this recipe, it was ok. Didn't really like the rice balls outside the cabbage. I think putting inside the cabbage and just making a good old cabbage rolls it would be better. I shouldn't have added the salt, was slightly salty. I do not think I would make again."

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debianntx User ID: 3730218 241957
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"This is one of the unstuffed cabbage recipes I make and it's awesome. I was afraid of raisins and lemon juice, but it's great as directed. And I see no reason you couldn't do this in a crock pot. I'm sure it would cook fine"

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auamlile User ID: 5498749 241956
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"I am wondering could you do this recipe all in a crock pot"

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nosmo User ID: 8249190 241946
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Just answering hangelpoot2. It says in large pot combine sauce ingredients and the cabbage is one of the sauce ingredients"

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maryloushuman User ID: 8579726 241943
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"I have a version of this that's even easier...forget the meatballs, just use browned ground beef and rice added individually....talk about simple. If making a large batch I leave the rice out and add it to thawed and simmering soup before serving..."

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hangelpoot2 User ID: 5796944 241939
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"I don't see anything in the recipe that says where or when to add the cabbage. Am I missing something there?"

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