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Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

close up overhead shot of 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.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 364 kcal


  • 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.


Sodium: 1023mgCalcium: 130mgVitamin C: 62mgVitamin A: 1396IUSugar: 15gFiber: 7gPotassium: 1281mgCholesterol: 94mgCalories: 364kcalSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 8gProtein: 38gCarbohydrates: 35gIron: 8mg