- 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
- In a nonstick Dutch oven, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, 25-30 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and salt; heat through. If desired, sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews forSoup-Bowl Cabbage Rolls
"My husband and I thought this recipe was great! I added more cabbage than I should have (I think a homegrown "small" head of cabbage is probably larger than store-bought!) so I added extra Worcestershire sauce and a little ketchup and soy sauce. Yum! Since it was more than the two of us could eat at one time, I put 2 containers in the freezer to enjoy at a later date. I'm always looking for new ways to use my homegrown cabbage and this recipe is definitely a winner!"
"I made this over the weekend. I followed the recipe and it was terrible. I was hoping it would have the flavor like stuffed cabbage rolls. I ended up tossing it out."
"I made this yesterday, and just tried it today. Being Polish, I know what good golabki is, and I have to say, this was pretty good without all the work. I added a small can of tomato sauce and substituted finely chopped cauliflower for the rice, and simmered it for hours. It made a big pot so I portioned up into freezer containers."
"I can't give this anymore than 2 stars as-is. I was hoping it would taste like my mom's old stuffed cabbage roll recipe, but it did not. One difference is that my mom's used tomato soup and smoked sausage and bacon. Big difference. Next time I think I will do half crushed tomatoes and half tomato soup. I will probably also add some smoked sausage for flavor that it lacked. I saut?ed a whole onion with the beef and after it cooked I still had to add a lot of onion powder and garlic powder because it was very bland. I ended up adding about double or triple the salt also and quite a bit of sugar to make it palatable. The recipe has potential and I am willing to try it again with significant changes."
"This recipe is super easy and delicious! Will definitely be making this one again!"
"Very good. My husband doesn't generally like cooked cabbage and wouldn't eat cabbage rolls but he really liked this dish. Kind of a low carb type of goolosh."
"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."