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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe | Grandbaby Cakes
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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and ground beef with a tangy and spicy tomato based sauce seasoned with herbs and spices. Each bite is pure comfort and you’ll find yourself wanting to make these for not only easy weeknight dinners but for holiday gatherings.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Cajun/Creole, Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 372kcal


  • 1 large cabbage
  • 2 lbs lean ground chuck
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw rice
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans tomatoes with chiles
  • 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • cayenne to taste


  • Add lots of water to a large pot over high heat.  Once water begins to boil, add cabbage and cook for 5 minutes.  Finally remove large leaves and reserve.
  • Mix together ground chuck, onion, bell pepper, celery, rice, half of the tomatoes and tomato sauce, and salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. 
  • Now take your large cabbage leaves and place rounded tablespoons of the beef and rice mixture into each leaf.  Each time, roll up the leaf, tucking the edges under as you roll.
  • Add the rolls to a large, heavy pot and pour the remaining tomatoes and tomato sauce over rolls.   Sprinkle with additional salt (and cayenne pepper if desired).
  • Cover pot tightly and steam for about 1- 1 1/2 hours over medium low heat.



Remove meat from recipe for a vegetarian version of the stuffed cabbage.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 62.2mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg