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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 291.6
  • Total Fat: 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 63.8 mg
  • Sodium: 516.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 17.8 g

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Loose Cabbage Rolls

Submitted by: YEEHAWSISTER

Introduction

Fast, Easy and Delicious! Fast, Easy and Delicious!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    24 oz lean ground beef
    1 1/2 cup onions, chopped
    1/2 cup green peppers, chopped
    2 stalks raw celery
    1/2 cup white rice, long grain
    1 tsp salt
    1 1/2 tsp black pepper
    1 medium-sized head of cabbage
    1 1/2 cup vegetable juice cocktail

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Shred the cabbage and chop the celery.
Saute the beef, onion, peppers and celery.
Remove, drain and add rice, salt and pepper.
Layer with shredded cabbage in a large casserole dish.
Pour vegetable juice over entire casserole.
Bake covered for about 1-1/2 hours.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user YEEHAWSISTER.






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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this with turkey instead of beef, red cabbage and shredded carrots. No added salt, substituted red pepper flakes and everyone loved it. This is a keeper as well as one to share with family. Thanks for a great dinner. - 7/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this for supper tonight...It's so good. I will definitly make this again. Great comfort food. - 10/25/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is genius! I love cabbage rolls but I hate the time investment. This recipe is a perfect solution. When I made it, I used ground bison and omitted the green pepper and celery and used freshly shredded carrot instead. I found that I needed more liquid, onion & garlic powder and salt. - 10/12/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made this several times but I always thought it still needed something. I did tomato sauce instead of the V8 and added a can of diced tomatoes and some Louisiana hot sauce and it is just nearly perfect! - 1/25/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Does anyone know if I should cook the rice first.
    - 11/6/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh, so very good. All the taste and texture of cabbage rolls with out the work! Love it! - 10/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is really good with chicken or shrimp my friend made it for us and it was amazing. - 7/22/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic. I also added diced tomatoes and used the Springer Hill beef that is 2% fat. I made the whole recipe and the leftovers were wonderful!!! - 1/24/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight. It was wonderful. I added fresh garlic and mushrooms and used venison. My hubby loved it. And I have left overs to share with my inlaws. - 1/23/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, I will make it with ground turkey and brown rice instead of the beef and white rice. - 12/2/09

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  • MELLIEGAL1, I guess you must have figured it already, but normally you'd use raw rice, it should cook in the juices of meat and veggies. A hint from the original cuisine: add a couple of tbs of skim milk to the rice before you start cooking. Makes it more tender and creamier without extra calories! - 11/21/14

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  • I added diced carrots and a can of diced tomatoes. So delicious. Will definitely make again. - 10/11/14

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  • I thought it was a little bland. Next time i will amp up the veggies, maybe add some tomato. More pepper and will use more v8 juice (low sodium so i can have more sauce). - 2/14/12

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  • great,, but i used tomato juice instead of vegetable juice and no extra salt added as tomato juice has salt in it. - 8/17/11

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  • Has anyone tried this in a crockpot? - 4/16/11

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  • My family loved it!!! - 5/6/10

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  • Loved this! - 4/2/10

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  • We really liked this recipe. We love cabbage rolls but they are so much trouble to make. This is perfect and we'll make it again. - 3/29/10

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  • As others have said, we love cabbage rolls but I don't always have the time to make them. This recipe taste just like the rolls. My family loved it! I also added tomatoes & tomato sauce since I didn't have the veg. juice. I will definitely make it again! - 3/24/10

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  • This was ok. i thought i would have enjoyed it more from reading the reviews. I'm sorry to say that i can't put my finger on what i didn't like about it. - 1/19/10

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  • Will make again with extra seasoning. Was very easy and delicious! - 12/6/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I had my doubts about this recipe when I put it together, but it is great! I added a whole bottle of medium heat taco sauce and left out the celery. I also added some diced tomatoes for moisture and it was sooooo good!! Will definitely make this one again! - 11/20/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe could not have come at a better time because i don't know how to make cabbage rolls and my dad and my younger sister are getting ready so i will print this out for them ,thanks a million that means i may not have to learn the job i have to do all the other had cooking jobs. renee. - 10/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I did leave out the celery but added a can of diced tomatoes and extra rice. Whole family loved it. Even two teenage boys! Will be making this more often. - 7/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Incredible idea. I avoid making stuffed cabbage even though we love it. I like the idea of shredding it. Heck, if you're that busy you can get it pre-shredded in a bag from the grocery store! My family prefers using 1/2 ground turkey & 1/2 ground chicken breast in all out ground meat recipes. Yum! - 6/21/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love celery. - 6/21/09

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I left out the celery, my family hates celery. - 2/13/09

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  • Used a pound of ground turkey and added more vegetables. DELICIOUS!!! - 2/13/09

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  • This is a great dish. Not too heavy, but filling. Fairly simplle to make. Will make this again. - 2/9/09

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  • I love cabbage rolls, but hate messing with cabbage leaves (I always burn myself!) I left out bell pepper though! Still tasted great! - 2/8/09

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  • made this and took it to a tops meeting everyone loved it
    - 2/8/09

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  • Delicious. I added 1/2 pound of ground beef and an extra cup of vegetable juice. - 2/2/09

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  • Our whole family liked this recipe. I put all ingredients in the crock pot. Rice took longer than I expected, but I used Basmati rice. I added zucchini and spaghetti sauce powdered mix right before serving - it was pretty bland. I used a 32 oz bottle of veg juice. I would make this again. - 1/13/09

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  • This sounds like a great alternative to stuffed cabbage rolls. - 1/11/09

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  • This sounds good. Can change it up a bit for variety, maybe less meat (chicken or turkey?) and more veggies Thanks. 090107 - 1/7/09

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  • Excellent meal ~ My whole family LOVED it!!! With a family of 8 ~ that is a definite compliment!!! - 9/22/08

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  • We've had this twice already, it is very tasty. We had a friend over yesterday and he loved it too. It will be a staple. - 9/8/08

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  • Its not bad. Though I think its a bit more effort than its worth. - 8/12/08

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  • It was wonderful and we would make it again for sure. My kids loved it and it was a great success and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the recipe. - 3/22/08

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  • It was very good, we usually like things a little spicier at my house so may spice it up a little next time and I used brown instead of white rice. - 3/14/08

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  • This was WONDERFUL! My husband even loved it! The only things we did differently were to use brown rice instead of white, and we added worcestershire sauce to the beef and veggie mixture while it was cooking. We add it to almost all the beef dishes we make. YUM! This will be a staple at our house - 2/24/08

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  • Made this and it was great although I did use 1 cup more of the tomato juice because they seemed a little dry - 2/13/08

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  • Very good. My boyfriend is not a cabbage fan, but he ate 2 large servings! - 1/22/08

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  • I made this recipe (with much less beef, tomatoe sauce and brown rice) and it came out more like chili than cabbage rolls. So I added some kidney beans, corn and chili powder and made an awesome chili! I even used it as taco filling on the first night! Fabulous! Hubby barely noticed the cabbage! - 10/22/07

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  • Good stuff! I forgot to salt and pepper - may have made a diference. There was a little something missing ( could that have been it? ), but it was a wonderful meal. I will increase the onion next time as my husband and I LOVE our onion! - 10/16/07

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  • Yummmmmm! This was such a compromise from the individual cabbage rolls that I love but don't make for long intervals. I'll make the loose ones often. I substituted tomato soup and Classico Tomato Basil, mixed together, and regular pearl rice which I prefer & of course, had to add garlic! IROB3581 - 10/12/07

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  • Very good. I used 2/3 of the beef and then added some tomato sauce for more moistness and flavor. - 8/7/07

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  • Excellent!! Very easy!! Everyone in the family liked it. - 7/22/07

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  • Pretty good. My husband doesn't even like cabbage but he even enjoyed it. - 7/11/07

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  • My grandmother used to make cabbage rolls and they're so much work! I also replaced the white rice with brown rice and will use turkey meat on occasion, but LOVE this recipe for it's simplicity, and that I can drain the fat from the beef, and because it's YUMMY! BRAVO! Grandma would be happy. - 4/29/07

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  • Easy and good
    - 4/21/07

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  • Too bad my fiance didn't cover it when cooking, I bet it would have been better. ;-) - 4/12/07

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  • I have always loved cabbage rolls. This recipe is great! - 4/7/07

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  • This was a keeper. Made it exactly as written (unusual for me) and my picky hubby loved it. - 4/6/07

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  • This was a very good recipe. I exchanged brown rice for the white rice. My family loved it!! - 4/5/07

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  • Made it for supper tonight. I added homemade spagetti sauce to it .. grest recipe. - 3/29/07

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  • Loved it after exchanging extra lean ground turkey for ground beef and brown rice. It was very low points and very tasty. - 3/27/07

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  • Great recipe, watching my carbs so switched out the rice for mashed cauliflower and topped with zucchini rounds. So refreshing, a new staple, thanks for the idea! - 3/26/07

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  • I've made this before but had never put celery or green pepper in it, this time I did and wow! it made it much more tasty! I do mine in the crockpot, and brown the meat first. Will continue to make this regularly! - 3/26/07

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  • Very good - I decreased the meat to 1 pound and used turkey and added more veggies. Also had to cook it an extra hour -- due to extra cabbage. We liked it a lot! - 3/25/07

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  • Even my daughter loved this dish!!! Eating leftovers for lunch today - not a usual thing for her! I did "tweek" it, making it lower in sodium by leaving out the salt and using a low sodium tomato juice instead of veg. juice. YUM!!! - 3/25/07

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  • quick easy and tasty - 3/19/07

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  • I used a lb of ground turkey and V8 and it absolutely wonderful!!!! - 3/18/07

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  • easy and great tasting! cabbage rolls without the "work"! - 3/18/07

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  • Very good. I use ground turkey instead of the ground beef and brown rice instead of white. Thanks! - 3/17/07

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  • good - 3/16/07

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  • I made this using 1 pound of ground beef and bagged coleslaw. Turned out good. - 3/16/07

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  • oh, so good - 3/15/07

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  • I use ground turkey or ground chicken to make it even more calorie friendly. - 3/15/07

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  • would probably add more vegetables and stretch meat farther=less fat per serving - 3/15/07

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  • very good Thanks for sharing - 3/15/07

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  • Your recipe is a keeper (one that we will enjoy many times). Thanks for sharing!!! - 3/14/07

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  • Good comfort food. - 3/14/07

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  • We really enjoy German food - thanks for posting this! - 3/14/07

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