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Monday, October 20, 2014

Cabbage Casserole

This is the lazy cooks adaptation of stuff cabbage rolls.

The recipe starts out just like most cabbage rolls stuffing.  Brown meat with onions and green pepper.

Here's the change, add roughly chopped cabbage, mushrooms and garlic to the meat mixture, stir to combine.

As the cabbage starts to wilt add the uncooked rice, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and hot sauce.  Stir until mixed well.  I added a can of water to the mixture to make sure the rice had enough moisture to absorb.

Pour mixture into your favorite baking dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees When rice is tender the dish is done.


1 lbs ground beef, you could also use a mixture of pork and beef
1 medium onion coarsely chopped
1/2 half green, yellow or red bell pepper coarsely chopped
2 large cloves garlic finally minced
1 cup chopped button mushrooms
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 head cabbage chopped
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce (I used pre seasoned w/basil, garlic and oregano)
1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 can water
1 cup instant whole grain brown rice
Hot sauce to taste, I used 1-1/2 teaspoons.

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

Crumble and Brown Hamburger, remove hamburger from skilled add onions and mushrooms. Brown onions and add mushrooms continue to cook until mushrooms release their juices.  Add hamburger back to pan and mix.  Add remaining ingredients stir until well combined.  Pour into your favorite baking dish (large) cover and bake for 30-45 minutes until rice is done.  Top with fresh parsley and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese blend.