Un-stuffed Cabbage

Un-stuffed Cabbage

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 181.2
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.9 mg
  • Sodium: 240.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 16.2 g

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Just as tasty as stuffed cabbage leaves without all the extra work! Just as tasty as stuffed cabbage leaves without all the extra work!
Number of Servings: 8


    1 lb - extra Lean Ground Beef (or chicken or turkey)
    1 cup uncooked Instant Whole Grain Brown Rice
    1 Onion chopped
    2 cans diced Tomatoes - (no salt added/low sodium preferably)
    1/4 cup Ketchup or tomato sauce
    1 medium head Cabbage - sliced
    1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 375f

2. Brown ground meat with onion in skillet stirring and crumbling the meat as it cooks. Drain well, rinse if desired.

3. While meat browns, cut cabbage into wedges and then slice each wedge to make small, but not tiny, shreds.

4. To cooked meat, add canned tomatoes, ketchup/sauce, uncooked rice, and any other spices or seasonings you wish. You can use the Italian or Mexican style tomatoes to add extra flavor if desired. Allow to simmer briefly. Add water if the mixture seems to need it. The rice will absorbe approximately 1 cup of liquid.

5. Place a layer of cabbage in a large or two small casserole dishes (sprayed with Pam or Olive Oil). Cover the cabbage with a layer of the meat/rice/tomatoe mixture. Repeat layers till all ingredients are used up. Try to end with a meat mixture layer.

6. Sprinkle lightly with cheese if desired.

7. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ELAINEHN.

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used morning star crumbles instead of meat, et voila...vegetarian. excellant, easy, thanks - 8/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is in our regular rotation! I couldn't find it when I was trying to add it to my meal planner (because I forgot the dash) and I was so disappointed! None of the other unstuffed cabbage recipes are like this one. I asked hubs if we should try a different one, he said no way! =) - 7/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love love love this dish! I have always made it in the CROCKPOT! Makes a great meal on a hectic day when everyone comes and goes at different times. The crock keeps it warm and I know everyone gets a good meal. - 2/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was exceptionally good and with the low calories, I could eat a lot of it and be satisfied. - 4/16/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds terrific. We love stuffed cabbage dished constructed and unconstructed, a like. I really like the idea of tossing the whole thing in the Crockpot. Thank you! I'm looking forward to making this one soon. I will rate once I've actually cooked it :) - 5/30/10

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