Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe
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Unstuffed Cabbage Roll
One pot meal with cabbage, meat, tomatoes and seasonings. See more
  • 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
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2014

Nothing annoys me more than someone posting a review when they didn't follow the recipe as written... and now someone posting a 1-star review who didn't even TRY it. Use some common sense people!!! This is delicious as written. If you choose to spice it up or alter it somehow, that's your choice but shouldn't be a criticism of the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2015

For more flavor, I replace the plain tomato sauce with Campbell's Tomato Soup.

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!

Jul 24, 2014

This was a very good recipe. However, I made a couple of adjustments. I wanted rice, so I added 1/2 cup of instant rice and added 1 cup of liquid. I try to use beef or chicken broth instead of water in most recipes, so I substituted beef broth in this case. My husband said it was better than rolled cabbage rolls. I agree, and I think the flavors blended better this way. I may never roll cabbage again.

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.

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.

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!!

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.


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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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