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Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Try this simple Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls recipe for a dish full of taste but much less work than rolling all the ingredients into the cabbage! Simple to make and easy to freeze, this is also a great batch recipe that everyone will enjoy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 364kcal


  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1 small head cabbage chopped (core removed)
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 398 ml can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup beef broth low sodium
  • 1.5 tbsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup minute rice uncooked


  • In a large frying pan, thoroughly cook ground beef and drain off excess fat. Once cooked place in large saucepot.
  • In the same, now empty, frying pan brown the onions. Add cooked onions to the ground beef.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the large pot except the rice.
  • Stir well to mix then put on stovetop bringing to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 20 minutes.
  • Add uncooked rice then cook covered for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1023mg | Potassium: 1281mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1396IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 8mg