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Unstuffed Cabbage Recipe

This is a wonderful weeknight meal because it is put together so fast. It has a slight Mexican flavor but it is not over-powering.—Diana Filban, Cut Bank, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded (about 1 pound)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, brown beef and onion; drain. Stir in cabbage. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until cabbage is crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cook 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 198 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein .

Reviews for Unstuffed Cabbage

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"I made this for dinner last night. I have 7 kids and none of them liked this, nor did my husband. I am pregnant and very sick, so I didn't have any, I ate something else. However, no one else in my home cared for it. My husband said he could eat it, but not to make it again.

I made it exactly as the recipe said, no alterations."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"It was OK, not much flavor."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I made this recipe for my husband and he just loved it. I will make it again. I have passed it on to friends."

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2009

"I have my own recipe for cabbage rolls and my husband just told me that he likes this one even better because he doesn't have to cut it up. We loved it. So easy to prepare."

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