My Sweet Marie

Lazy Man Cabbage Rolls

Posted on: October 18, 2013

I had a request for this recipe so here goes. This is much quicker and easier then the traditional cabbage rolls! They can be done in a casserole in the oven for 2 hours or in a crock pot while you are at work!


  •  1 kg lean ground beef or half ground pork/beef
  •  1 large yellow/ white onion, chopped
  •  6 garlic cloves
  •  1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  •  lots of fresh ground pepper, to taste
  •  2 14 oz cans tomato sauce, (with Italian spices and herbs if you like or plain)
  •  2 14 oz cans of water
  •  1-1/2 cups (375 mL) uncooked long grain rice
  •  1 large cabbage, shredded (about 8-10 cups)
  • ** see vegetarian option below


  1. Put the onions in a skillet with a bit of butter until soft. Add the beef and brown.
  2. Once the meat is cooked, add the salt, pepper, minced garlic, tomato sauce and water to the beef mix.
  3. Bring to a boil and add your rice. Cover and simmer for 20 mins.
  4. In a casserole dish, layer cabbage, then beef/rice mixture, then cabbage and then beef/rice mixture.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.
  6. You can shred cheese on top or eat with sour cream if you like.
  7. alternatively, you can do this on low in the crock pot for 6 hours or high for 2-3! Enjoy!
  8. **For a vegetarian option, omit the meat and brown 6 cups of veg including mushrooms, spinach, peppers, zucchini, broccoli etc in olive oil. then continue with the rice and tomato mix. Layer with the cabbage as with the meat.

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