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Cabbage Roll Casserole
Cabbage Roll Casserole

Lazy cabbage roll casserole is perfect for people like me, no time and no patience. I admit it, perhaps I could copy my Grandma’s perfect little cabbage rolls, but it’s not a passion of mine. I would rather hone my method of making perfect dome topped muffins, than cabbage rolls.

I absolutely LOVE homemade cabbage rolls. Love, love LOVE them. They are one of my favourite traditional Ukrainian foods to enjoy, however, they are not my favourite to make. My Mom and I have both agonized over how we just can’t get them as small, dense and compactly formed as my Grandma Marion used to make them. She would make the most uniform, perfectly shaped cabbage rolls that I have ever seen. They were so small, two-bite size. The perfect size and for the life of me, I have never been able to make them like she did.

 

Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole from @kitchenmagpie

That said, I love the flavour. I love tomato soup and juice that white rice soaks up, while the cabbage lends its distinctive flavouring. I make mine a meal ; pork and beef are also fried up and added to the mixture. It’s an all in one casserole and you can most assuredly change up the type of meat. Try ground turkey or chicken, if you are so inclined.

How to Make Cabbage Roll Casserole

The wonderful thing about this casserole is that it takes so little time to prep for the oven. It can take up to an hour to bake, but that means you can pop it in the oven and attend to the crazy things that life has in store for you in the evenings after school/work.

  • Place bacon, ground beef and ground pork together in a large frying pan.
  • Saute until the beef and pork are no longer pink. Drain the fat.
  • Whisk in the tomato juice, and soup.
  • Spread the cabbage out evenly on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle rice on top, then spread beef mixture on top.
  • Cover and bake in the oven for 90 minutes at 350 until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.Remove, let sit for a couple of minutes, then serve!

Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole from @kitchenmagpie

I am sure that you could do this in a slow cooker as well, but I think that the cabbage would be softer than I like. It is what it is, when you use a slow cooker, you sacrifice texture sometimes in order to have an easy meal.

This freezes excellently and like I say, if you are making one, why not make two and freeze one for when you really need something in a hurry? Freeze it after cooking it, then simply reheat.

Happy cooking all!

Love,

Karlynn

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Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole

This delicious Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole tastes exactly like homemade cabbage rolls - but only a third of the work!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 45 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
8
Calories
390
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon. diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 10 cups cabbage washed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice

Instructions

  1. Place bacon, ground beef and ground pork together in a large frying pan.
  2. Sautee until the beef and pork are no longer pink. Drain the fat.
  3. Whisk in the tomato juice, and soup.
  4. Spread the cabbage out evenly on the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle rice on top, then spread beef mixture on top. Cover and bake in the oven for 90 minutes at 350 until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Remove, let sit for a couple of minutes, then serve!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Information

Calories: 390kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 236mg, Potassium: 668mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 300IU, Vitamin C: 40.8mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 2.6mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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