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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 228.4
  • Total Fat: 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.4 mg
  • Sodium: 478.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 13.1 g

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Unstuffed Cabbage

Submitted by: CHELLE3171
Unstuffed Cabbage

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
    1 med head of cabbage, chopped
    1/2 C long grain rice
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 bell pepper, chopped
    1 C water
    1 can petite cut diced tomatoes
    1 can tomato soup
    garlic to taste
    paprika to taste
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large pot over medium high heat, combine ground beef or ground turkey, pepper and onion. Saute for 10 minutes, until beef is browned and onion is tender.

Add the cabbage, soup, water, tomatoes, rice, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Mix together well and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until cabbage is at desired tenderness.

* Can put ingredients in crock pot as well.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHELLE3171.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    OMG I love cabbage rolls and this WAS WAY easier to make and AMAZING!I simmered mine for about 45 min. on medium heat! Added a whole tomato, didn't have diced in can! Used half can of mushroom spaghetti sauce cuz i didn't have tomato soup! Added more S & P! Will make a million more times! TY! =) - 2/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a favorite in our house! We make it often. So much easier than wrapping the meat in the cabbage leaves! Thanks for sharing! - 7/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    WOW WOW WOW.... even my horribly picky 4 year old ate this! I cooked it in the slow cooker and it was great to just put everything in the crock pot and eat 6 hrs later! Just as good as the stuffed variety! - 5/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    EXCELLENT! EVERYBODY LOVED IT! - 4/19/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good! i used a lot of spices and i cooked it for 6 hrs in the crock pot and i turned out great - 10/27/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not bad, I made it in the crock pot - 1/9/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious and a sure keeper in our family!! - 1/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I modified it a bit, using ground turkey breast (99% fat free), Low-Sodium V8 (10 oz) instead of tomato soup, and Hunt's No-Salt Added tomatoes. That gets it to about 175 calories and under 100 sodium per serving! - 10/23/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good, I really am not a fan of cooked cabbage, but figured Id give it a try, I doubled the recipe for the whole family. Not only did I like it, the hubby and kids enjoyed it as well. - 9/5/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i am not sure where i went wrong, but this makes to my eyes many more than 8 servings. but it was delicious, and easy to make. i will try it in the crock pot next time if i think far enough ahead. i subbed instant brown rice also as i read of undercooking problems with long grain white. - 10/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious!! I cut the recipe in half cooked it on low heat for about an hour, the rice absolutely needed the extra time. Even cutting the recipe in half it served 6. My husband and I shared this with our neigbors, they loved it too :) - 5/10/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Added some hot pepper sauce and some cumin. - 3/29/10

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  • this was a hit when wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with a little colby jack cheese for me and the kids... my fiance wasnt impressed but he is hard to please as it is... on the other hand it did seem a bit bland to me and ended up needing quite a bit of tweaking for any real flavor... - 3/16/14

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  • Fantastic recipe. We will be eating this one again. We spiced it up a bit but didn't change much. Just added a little Italian seasoning and Sriracha hot sauch and cooked it a liitle longer. Great flavor, thanks for sharing. - 2/4/14

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  • Very tasty - thanks for sharing! - 8/21/13

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  • Just made for dinner and it was great. Will make again because I have 5 more cabbages to use up in my garden and that's after making 2 crocks of sauerkraut. The only thing I changed was I used homemade tomato soup. - 8/12/13

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  • This was very yummy. I will add some more salt next time I make this. Maybe try a soup with some herbs. - 4/13/13

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  • This was great as listed (my personal preference is always more garlic). - 3/17/13

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  • So easy and tastes great !! - 3/13/13

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  • I reduced the water to 1/2 cup and added the uncle bens original brown rice that is already cooked. - 3/11/13

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  • This was delicious! I 1/2ed the recipe & still had a ton left over. I made it exactly as described. Thanks for posting!
    - 2/15/13

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  • I was looking for main dish cabbage recipies and found this one.... just made it and can definitely say I will add it to my favorites on SparkPeople and make it again! - 2/2/13

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  • The whole family loved it! I used Delmonte Petite diced tomatoes with zesty jalapenos - 1/15/13

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  • Everyone loved it even the grandkids. - 1/12/13

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  • good and easy! have ingredients on hand - 1/10/13

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  • I already have a recipe for something similar, but we call it "Lazy Cabbage Rolls." This was just as good, and much healthier. :) I will definitely make it again, but will pre-cook the rice. - 11/20/12

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  • This was so easy and yummy. I also found Gluten Free tomato soup to make this a totally GF meal. Thank you for sharing!
    - 11/12/12

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  • This was delicious! I had cooked brown rice on hand, so I left the rice and water out of the mix. When everything else was done I served it on top of the rice. This recipe is a keeper at our house. - 9/22/12

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  • One problem -- I can't stop eating this!! Made it for dinner last night, then had a cup for breakfast and just had 2 cups for lunch! Hubby loved it but kids wouldn't touch it. My subs were 20 oz ground turkey and 1 c minute brown rice. Made 12 cups. 1c = 142 cals & 12g protein. Thank you, thank you! - 6/1/12

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  • Very Yummy... better success the second time.
    My advice .. precook the rice and don't use a slow cooker! - 5/31/12

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  • pretty good. I used quinoa instead of rice, and tomato sauce for the tomato soup and the diced tomatoes,and added some chipotle in adobo and some chili powder to give it some kick. - 5/1/12

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  • This was delicious! Used ground turkey and added some garlic. Cooked it about an hour on simmer. Loved it! - 4/28/12

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  • """There are many ways to improve your cooking skills: reading great cookbooks, taking cooking classes, and good old fashioned practice in the kitchen are traditional methods. But these days, online cooking recipe videos are another excellent resource for aspiring chefs.

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  • I was in a bit of a hurry and replaced rice with chopped cauliflower and used a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes (for tomatoes, soup, and bell pepper). My husband doesn't care for stuffed cabbage but LOVED this. - 12/22/11

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  • DELICIOUS!!! Easy & short prep time. Flavor goes through entire dish. We absolutely love it! Makes a great pot luck main dish. Also, a great side for holiday meals! AWESOME! - 11/14/11

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  • Made w/meatloaf mixture, used brown rice, and fresh tomatoes instead of canned. DH & I really enjoyed it. Like stuffed cabbage without the presentation, but without the work! - 11/12/11

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  • took much longer than 20mins to cook the rice. Satisfying recipe in the end though - 11/8/11

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  • This was awesome!! I used ground turkey instead of beef, and brown rice instead of white. Fantastic! I grew up with stuffed cabbage, and this was a great substitution. :) - 10/8/11

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  • Great recipe. Kids loved it. Worked well in slow cooker. - 8/30/11

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  • Great! Cut recipe in half (there's just me) and froze the leftovers for later. - 7/29/11

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  • Very good - I will be making this again! - 7/4/11

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  • So good!! I cooked it a little longer than 20 minutes. Will be making this again! So easy! - 6/27/11

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  • This was delicious! Now I like cabbage! - 6/1/11

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  • Really liked. Used ground turkey, added fresh garlic. Used Quinoa cooked and added at the end so left out cup of water. Added just a hint of cumin also. - 5/16/11

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  • Nice simple easy meal! I love it! Thanks! - 3/7/11

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  • The rating is courtesy of my husband who loved it. I enjoyed it as well, but I thought I'd let him officially rate it. :) - 2/17/11

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  • I used ground deer meat and doubled the recipe added more spices and froze leftovers. YUMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! - 12/3/10

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  • We loved this and definitely will make it again . . . and again . . . and again! - 11/29/10

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  • We just had this for dinner and it was yummy! It will be something that I make again. I used minute Brown rice instead just because it what I had on hand and it's really fast. - 10/25/10

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  • I substituted a bit of Southern to it- Using Smoked Polish Sausage, browned and cut into bite size pieces intead of the Ground Tky or Beef. It gives it a Smokey flavor dispite adding a little more fat to the Calories. - 10/11/10

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  • Very good, I actually ended up with enough to freeze for another meal. - 9/23/10

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    Oh, this sounds wonderful, can't wait to try. I love cabbage rolls, but so much work and waste, this sounds awsome! - 7/5/10

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  • The boys enjoyed it. This is not something we will make repeatedly, but it's great for when we need a crock pot dish. We are vegan so we omitted the turkey and increased the amount of BROWN rice, substituting Napa cabbage. Good, healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing. - 6/10/10

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  • Tired of stuffing cabbage, try this! I used can tomatos, not tomato soup and cook rice a litte ahead then add. Great!!! - 5/30/10

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  • this was an awesome dish!!!!! - 4/22/10

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  • We are trying to eat more a differnt kinds of veggies and this was just the ticket. It tasted great and even my 11 year old daughter liked the cabbage! - 4/16/10

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  • This was very good. I didn't have regular rice so I added instant brown 20 min before it was done. I used a large can of tomatoes because it didn't say the size. I also used Campbels select harvest tomato soup. I also simmered an hour because my husband likes his cabbage well done. - 3/12/10

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  • I really enjoyed this recipe, thanks. It came out delicious. Thanks for sharing, will definitely make it again, yum. - 1/19/10

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  • My husband said it was OK, but something was missing he just couldn't put his finger on. - 1/2/10

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  • Easy and good! - 11/17/09

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  • Very Good!!! - 11/5/09

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  • very good and very easy a family favorite!! - 11/2/09

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  • It was kind of bland the night I made it. I hate to waste food, so I heated up some for lunch. It was incredible! All the flavors melded toether. I talked my family into trying it again and they loved it. i will definately make again but a day ahead of time. - 10/19/09

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  • My whole family enjoyed this. My 4 year old did not even notice that it had cabbage in it. Great way to get a nutritious veggie in a picky 4 year old. - 9/30/09

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  • my family really enjoyed the dish wvwn my 1 yr old. - 6/24/09

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  • Picky Teenager daughter??!! OH NO U DIDNT!!!
    ...although...
    It was awesome! - 6/9/09

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  • My family of four loved this meal! Even my picky teenage daughter ate it all -cabbage included! We have more than enough for leftovers. Love it! Thanks for sharing! - 6/9/09

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  • I thought this recipe was awesome! - 5/7/09

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  • really good, especially with kale greens. left out the tomato
    soup and used organic mushroom soup. I will keep the recipe and make it again. - 3/27/09

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  • Really tasty, and very easy. Wasn't sure what size can (14.5 oz. or 28 oz.) of diced tomatoes, though. Subbed long grain brown rice to up the fiber. Added a splash of garlic chili pepper sauce, which was like gilding the lily. YUM! - 3/11/09

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  • This is delicious and so easy!! I absolutely love stuffed cabbage, but always too scared (lazy) to make it! You can't get much easier than this one and it tastes just the same! - 1/15/09

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  • I made a double batch of this today, used 1# ground beef and 1# ground turkey, plus substituted chicken broth for 1/2 of the water - it was excellent! - 11/1/08

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  • Added carrot and celery, was great. - 10/31/08

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  • I wasn't sure if I was a cabbage fan, but gave this a try anyway..so glad I did! It was great and will make often. I added an extra can of tomatoes and simmered for almost an hour. The cabbage didn't look done in 20...Thanks for sharing! - 10/29/08

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  • DELICIOUS! I turned this into a vegetarian recipe by using Yves veggie crumbles. The directions said to use garlic and spices to taste. I did & it was quite flavourful. My only problem was that the rice didn't cook enough. Next time I'll cook it first or use converted rice. But we really enjoyed it! - 10/15/08

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  • We enjoyed this. I added an extra 15 oz can of diced tomatoes because I was afraid the rice didn't have enough liquid. Next time I will add more garlic or black pepper for a little extra zip. - 9/26/08

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  • Sounds like a great idea to try! 080910 - 9/10/08

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  • This was good, but it needs more seasoning. I'll make it again and will tweak it more than I did this time. - 8/26/08

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  • excellent and i made it with turkey my guy didnt know the difference! much less cals with turkey :) - 8/23/08

    Reply from CHELLE3171 (8/26/08)
    Thank you for the kind comment! I like using turkey in this recipe too. My family can't taste the difference. I'm glad you liked it!


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  • I love cabbage and this sounds like a winner! - 8/22/08

    Reply from CHELLE3171 (8/26/08)
    Great to hear! I hope you enjoyed it.


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  • This is great! I love cabbage and this was awesome, you just have to try it!!! Thank you for sharing. - 8/22/08

    Reply from CHELLE3171 (8/26/08)
    Thanks! We love cabbage too. Stuffed cabbage is a great way to use all of the good things from the garden this summer but it takes soooooo long to make stuffed cabbage. My husband is Slavic so we eat lots of sarma (stuffed cabbage). This makes it so much easier. I'm so happy you liked it!


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