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Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole Recipe

"I received the recipe for this hearty ground beef and cabbage casserole from a teacher at the preschool where I work," notes Judy Thorn of Mars, Pennsylvania. "It's a nutritious and economical meal for busy families."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Place the cabbage in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the rice, salt if desired and pepper; spoon over cabbage.
  • 2. Combine soup and water; pour over beef mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until rice and cabbage are tender. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with lean ground beef, reduced-fat reduced-sodium tomato soup and reduced-fat cheese and without salt) equals 342 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 690 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable.