Soup-Bowl Cabbage Rolls Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 small head cabbage, chopped
- 2-1/2 cups water
- 2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- 1. In a nonstick Dutch oven, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cabbage, water, rice, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, basil, cayenne and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender.
- 2. Stir in tomatoes and salt; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
2-1/4 cup: 397 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 707mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 9g fiber), 30g protein.
Reviews for Soup-Bowl Cabbage Rolls
"Easy enough to make. Doubled the recipe because, well, we like leftovers. Will do again, but will cut back the amount of rice, and maybe a little more meat. A little bland, added a small can of tomato sauce to give it more of a cabbage roll taste.Overall decent. Will have to tweak it some next time."
"I found this dish to be easy and flavorful - cutting up the cabbage was "hardest" part! I followed the recipe except I used ground turkey with two cloves of garlic, and accidentally added the salt at the same time as the other seasonings. I didn't find this dish to be bland at all (simple, sure - not too salty, not too spicy), and the leftovers tasted better to me than the first meal yesterday! Definitely a keeper!"
"As many have said, the soup is bland. I sauted an onion with the ground beef and used 3 cloves of garlic. I doubled the salt and pepper (black) and used beef broth instead of water. I only use brown rice, so I used that and simmered for 55 minutes instead of 30. I also added a tablespoon of tomato paste to the ground beef. . I don't think it tastes like cabbage rolls, but it was good. A lot easier also."
"This recipe is wonderful!!!! Since I love cabbage rolls this is a short version and just as good!I have shared this recipe with everyone in my family!!!!"
"my husband and I loved it but it needed a bit more flavor. I added garlic and 1/4 cup catsup to give it more tomato flavor."
"Very tasty w/o making cabbage rolls. I used ground turkey, brown rice, and cut recipe in half. I added a splash of lemon juice at the end. Hubby said recipe is a keeper."
"Really enjoyed this recipe. I added extra 1/2 tsp of salt but left the rest as the recipe is written so I can give my honest opinion. Next time i make it I will add more garlic and onion. Possibly use brown rice."
"This one is a keeper. I use brown rice, which needs to cook longer, and this is good for the cabbage, which really does need to cook longer than the recipe states. Still quick enough for a weeknight, though!"
"This was good, but it was too spicy and my cabbage could have stood some more cooking. I would make it again but I will cut the pepper in half."
"This is a great alternative to making cabbage rolls. They're a pain to make and this tastes just as good if not better."
"One of my husband's favorite recipes! I use ground turkey, 2-3 garlic cloves, some chopped onion, basmati rice, and crushed tomatoes with basil, as well as being rather generous with the spices."
"This recipe was super delicious. I love stuffed cabbage rolls and this had the same taste of my home made. I will continue making it."
"This tasted almost just like my cabbage rolls! I used whole grain brown rice, and added extra water to keep it soupy. Delicious."
"I like this recipe. I used Mrs. Dash for seasoning and it was great."
"This is a good recipe, but I had to add another 1/2 tsp. of salt and pepper because it was a bit bland. But I will definitely make it again. I was expecting a soupy consistency, but all of the water was absorbed, which, to be honest, I liked better."
"Re:soup-Bowl Cabbage Rolls I loved this recipe. It tasted just like stuffed cabbage rolls without all of the work. It did need a little more seasoning which I will add the next time"
"We enjoyed this recipe. I added a can of pinto beans and a can of diced tomatoes, an onion, and a few squirts of Franks Hot Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, and Emeril's Kick It Up Sauce, and used ground turkey instead of the beef."
"I made this tonight for dinner cuz I love cabbage rolls but hate the work to assemble them. It turned out really bland, like it needed some major work with spices. I'll probably look up some 'real' cabbage roll recipes and see what might work."
"This a keeper. We like cabbage rolls but seldom take the trouble make them; this a great substitute!Good cold weather dish."