Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon each white, black and cayenne pepper
- 4 to 6 drops hot pepper sauce
- 1 small head cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
- Fresh basil, optional
- In a skillet, cook the beef, green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, rice, seasonings and hot sauce.
- Spread into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with the cabbage and cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until the rice is tender. If desired, garnish with basil.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 235 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 708mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein.
Nov 1, 2019
I was out of white pepper, so didn't add that, and due to comments the dish was a little hot, only used 1/4 tsp. of the other peppers, and added 3 long squirts of siracha sauce, and did not find the dish too hot. I baked the dish at 350 for 1 hour, 20 minutes, and the cabbage was still too crunchy. We went ahead and ate it crunchy. I increased the oven temperature to 375 and cooked the casserole for an additional 30 minutes, and it was fine after that. Usually, my oven cooks a recipe in the time called for; this was unusual. I thought the dish was okay, nothing special, but my husband thought it was unusually good and wants me to add it to our "keeper" recipes.
Jan 7, 2019
Quick and easy recipe with some kick. I was nervous about the cabbage on top, but it's great. With 3 kinds of pepper, I didn't know how spicy it would be so I did 1/4 tsp of each which was plenty of heat for our tastes. Leftovers tasted good too.
Apr 8, 2018
This was definitely delicious. Next time I’m going to mix the cabbage in with the hamburger mixture. It looked boring when it came out of the oven.
Apr 5, 2018
I had 3 heads of cabbage in my fridge and needed to cook one, but I thought Cajun cabbage? Really??? UM YES, REALLY. I made a vegetarian version with crumbled tempeh and a can of black beans and I will make this a hundred times more! It's surprisingly good and it great for leftovers, too!
Feb 16, 2018
I have made this many times. We love it.
Jan 6, 2018
Awesome! I always get compliments when I make this!
Jul 14, 2017
seems very similar to my Carpathian cabbage which we adore. I buy leaner hamburger so it doesn't get drained off adds to the flavor (and probably waistline)
Apr 14, 2017
I made this two days ago and am making it again tonight for the family. It disappeared quickly at the potluck and several people had seconds. Many were disappointed that it was gone when they returned. Several asked for the recipe for their next potluck. Super simple to make. Had to cook it longer for the rice to be fully cooked. I didn't add extra water. I didn't have white pepper immediately available so I used Moroccan spice which has white pepper in it. Very yummy. A keeper recipe. Thank you!
Mar 29, 2017
Nice flavor in the meat. I liked the spices. But my family is not a huge fan of cabbage. I thought this would help with cabbage but they still did not care for it. If you like cabbage then this would be a great recipe!!
Mar 22, 2017
I made this last night and it was delicious !!! My grandson stopped by and I sent some home with him . He just texted to tell me how tasty it was and wants to know when I will be fixing it again !!! This is a keeper !