One of my dishes is stuffed cabbage rolls, but they are a lot of work and take so much time that I rarely make them. Instead of the traditional cabbage rolls I’ve been making stuffed cabbage casserole! It’s just as delicious and it takes half the time which means that I can still make it after work during the week. I won’t say that this is one of those 30 minute meals though… it does take a little time.
1 -2 lbs of hamburger or ground turkey if you prefer
1 large onion – chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp or more chopped garlic
1 -2 cups of uncooked instant rice – white or brown
2 14oz cans of beef broth
1 head of cabbage chopped
28oz can of stewed diced tomatoes or sauce, whichever you prefer (I used tomatoes that I cooked & froze over the summer)
Salt & pepper to taste
Spices – Now you can use just about any spice that you want I think. Thyme, oregano, basil, savory, or rosemary are all fine it all depends on the flavor that you want.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Brown the meat and when it’s almost done add in the onion, garlic, and bay leaf.
Once the onion is cooked, it’ll look translucent, add in the rice, broth, and seasonings and stir until it is combined and then add in the cabbage. You will need to make sure that you have a large pan to fit everything in!
Stir this up and then add in the tomatoes. It will seem a little soupy but don’t worry because it will all be soaked into the rice and cabbage.
Once you have everything combined pour it into a 13×9 pan and cover tightly with foil.
Bake for about an hour, uncover and stir, and then bake for another 15 – 30 minutes. When it’s done remove it from the oven and enjoy with fresh bread and a salad!
What are some of your favorite go to casseroles for dinner?