Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll

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"This is a quick and easy main dish. My kids don't even like cabbage, but they love this. I usually try to serve it with green beans, new potatoes, corn, and a pan of corn bread. They eat over half the pan every time. Also, the longer it stands the better it tastes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Heat a Dutch oven or large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot Dutch oven until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, garlic, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover Dutch oven, reduce heat, and simmer until cabbage is tender, about 30 minutes.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 35 mins
  • READY IN 55 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 19, 2014

I saw this recipe on Facebook and now I see it here. I tried it today and added 3/4 cups brown rice and 1 1/2 cups more water. I used spicy diced tomatoes. I cooked it on top of the stove for about 1 1/2 hours on a simmer. It turned out so delicious. I serve it with sour cream on the side. I love cabbage rolls and this is a reasonable facsimile. There will be leftovers for lunches. Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2014

For more flavor, try replacing the plain tomato sauce with Campbell's Tomato Soup.

Jan 14, 2014

Excellent dish, does need more spice...added additional salt & pepper, along with some brown sugar. Cooked about a 1/2 hour longer than stated, to let flavors blend and to soften the cabbage a little more. Served on a bed of rice.

Jan 28, 2014

I've made this dish several times. As written, I'd rate it 3 stars. But, I agree with the other reviews. It needs more spice. I added 2 teaspoons of sweet paprika and it raised my rating to 4 stars.

Mar 06, 2014

My family enjoys this recipe, but I add about 1/8 cup of vinegar & 1 tbsp of sugar to give it the flavor of the stuffed cabbage they love! Healthy, easy & delicious!!

Mar 06, 2014

Tried it last night - loved that there are no starches. Used diced tomatoes with green chiles and threw in a few crushed peppers. It was delicious. My skeptical partner loved it. I am guessing very few Weight Watcher points...

Mar 02, 2014

Only thing I changed was I added 1 cup of water and 1 cup of rice. This tastes just like Halupki's without the mess of boiling the cabbage and wrapping with meat and rice.

Jan 12, 2014

I think this needs a little something extra for flavor. I like sweet stuffed cabbage, so I added some brown sugar.


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  • Calories
  • 398 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 28.5 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1294 mg
  • 52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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