Beef & Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
- 12 cabbage leaves
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup fat-free milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- In batches, cook cabbage in boiling water 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; cool slightly. Trim the thick vein from the bottom of each cabbage leaf, making a V-shaped cut.
- In a large bowl, combine rice, onion, egg, milk, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Place about 1/4 cup beef mixture on each cabbage leaf. Pull together cut edges of leaf to overlap; fold over filling. Fold in sides and roll up.
- Place six rolls in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, seam side down. In a bowl, mix sauce ingredients; pour half of the sauce over cabbage rolls. Top with remaining rolls and sauce. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until a thermometer inserted in beef reads 160° and cabbage is tender.
Nutrition Facts2 cabbage rolls: 204 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.
Jan 31, 2020
Have made cabbage rolls for years. You can use tomato juice to cook cabbage rolls in and don’t need brown sugar. Also you mix the hamburger raw with other ingredients. Yummy
Jan 1, 2020
Hi, I’d love to try this recipe but I have one question; is the ground beef cooked prior or is it raw when mixed in?
May 22, 2019
What is the recipe for the sauce?
Mar 19, 2019
Went exactly by recipe
Nov 8, 2018
an easy way to do the cabbage is to freeze it, thaw and cut the v notch and roll as usual. the cabbage will be very pliable and there is no boiling of the leaves :)
Nov 3, 2017
I made these exactly as stated. They were awesome! The whole family loved them.
Jan 15, 2015
My husband is a diabetic & I use Brown Sugar Blend (a mix of zero calorie sucralose & brown sugar, 1/2 the calories - great for cooking & baking. 1/2 a cup= 1 cup brown sugar). Mine came from Meijer's , 1 lb. bag for $4.09. My husband loves to sprinkle this on his cooked oatmeal. Hope this helps , 1-5-15's question.
Jan 6, 2015
to answer question submitted on 01-05-15 I don't know if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and this is not intended toinstruct you,contact your Dr. if you have need of advice on your diet. I will say however that the nutrition info. indicates just 19 grams of carb. per serving and my info. is that meals with less than 25 gms. of carb. are considered good.
Jan 5, 2015
I am so excited to try this, it sounds like it is amazing, but I have a question I am a diabetic how can I switch the brown sugar with something, or can u recommend what I can do instead of putting brown sugar in it, or do u think it would not affect me to much. I am going grocery shopping tomorrow, so I will check back before i go shopping, please can someone answer or maybe i can go online now and ask t u
Dec 27, 2013
I have a batch of these in my crockpot right now...second time. I made them last week and my husband and I devoured them all real quick! These are so good...the only change I made this time was to triple the sauce amount. They are healthy and easy to make..we love it with mashed potatoes on the side and a lightly toasted sub roll. Delicious!!