9/3/13

Crock pot Lazy Cabbage Rolls

Crock pot Cabbage Rolls! Well almost! Here we have the wonderful taste of cabbage rolls, but in an easy to throw together slow cooker recipe. Just layer the ingredients in the crock pot and set it to go! 
Cabbage Rolls

My dear hubby loves cabbage rolls. I can not eat cabbage, so I don't make it for him as often as he would like. When I came across this recipe over at Homemade Happiness I knew I'd have to give it a try!  The results? Wonderful! I made it just as the recipe states (ok I cut it in half since we are empty nesters now!), and think based on our own health and taste preferences will tweak it just a bit next time. 


The originial recipe I am posting here has that wonderful traditional cabbage roll taste and does not need changing. My husband is diabetic and the tomato soup and ketchup had a bit to much sugar for him, so next time I'll substitute out my own homemade marinara sauce,but othewise we loved it! (Ok, I might also do half ground beef, half ground sausage next time).

Jan's tip: This makes a TON! (I cut it in half and we had enough for dinner plus lunch for both of us the next day all for half the recipe!)

Crock pot Lazy Cabbage Rolls:

Ingredients:
2 lbs. lean ground beef
4 cups of cabbage, chopped
1 onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups of rice, (uncooked)  brown or white
1 large can stewed tomato chunks
2 cans tomato soup
2 1/2 cans water
1/4 cup ketchup
4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp dry mustard

Directions:
Brown ground beef in a non-stick pan, drain any fat and season with salt and pepper.
Place half of the cabbage on the bottom of your crock pot. 
Add the cooked ground beef on top. 
Add the onion.
Add the uncooked  rice. 
In a bowl, mix together remaining ingredients and pour over top of rice.
Add remaining cabbage on top, place the lid on, turn on high for 3 hours or on low for 5 hours.

To Serve:
Mix all the layers together by giving it a good stir and you are ready to eat!




22 comments:

  1. This recipe looks just divine for a low-key winter day...yum! This would be great to link-up to Create It Thursday for this week…it's live now! Hope you'll join us!

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    1. THanks for the invite over Leslie! I'd love to hop over and link up!

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  2. Ok it's in the crock pot...can't wait for it to get cooked...

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    1. Ok, fingers are crossed! I'd love for you to come back and let us know what you think, what you'd change, etc.!
      Have a great week!
      Jan

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  3. I just LOVE crockpot recipes! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-september-10.html

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  4. Could sauerkraut be added to this recipe? I have a Cabbage Roll recipe that has sauerkraut in it & love it. Would think it would make a good addition to this soup recipe.

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    1. You sure could! I know my husband would LOVE the sauerkraut substitution!

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  5. Having this for supper, will be back to let you know how it was. One of my husband's favorite meals is Cabbage Rolls which I have NEVER made in my life, so he will be the better judge of this meal, lol.

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    1. How did it go? What would you change next time? I have to rely on my husbands opinions on it to, as I can't eat cabbage.

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  6. I'm craving that cabbage, rice, tomato combination, so this will be going in the pot in a few minutes! I'm a vegetarian though, so no meat or Worcestershire sauce for me. I like that you are not afraid to use garlic. In my home, the more garlic the better!

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    1. Bellaisa, not sure how I missed seeing your comment! How terrible of me! How did the recipe go? Oh, and since I really don't use Worcestershire sauce, what is in it that vegetarians can't have? Now, I need to go see if I have a bottle and look! I love learning new things!
      Best to you!
      Jan

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  7. Why can't you eat cabbage?

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  8. Hi! Thanks for the recipe. I altered it and loved it! I halved everything except the onion, garlic, & stewed tomatoes. I omitted the ketchup and only added 1 cup of water. I also added a punnet of chestnut mushrooms (or 2 large portbello). It filled my 3qt. cooker and there is definitely enough for 7 normal servings. Even more if paired with salad & bread. Thanks! It's gone in my cookbook.

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    1. I Love what you did with it! It sounds so good! (my hubby would love the addition of the mushrooms!)
      Thanks for coming back and sharing! You've given us some new inspiration!

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  9. Instant white rice? Please confirm.

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    1. I have no idea why I never saw this before now! my deepest appologies! I use regular rice, but I would imagine instant white rice would be fine too. I'll try it next time I make it (I think I have instant brown rice in the pantry) and will give it a try to see .

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  10. Perfect! I also halved it. But added half a cabbage which was atleast 4 cups. My husband and i loved it and he doesn't even like cabbage rolls. It was easy. I added yellow pepper for the health factor. I also added a tsp of parsley, paprika and herb DE prevonce because my husband really likes spices. Probably would be good without it bit I think it added to it. I added some old rice I found in a maspn jar in my pantry. I will make th is again. Thank you for making it so easy to follow.

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    1. Yum, your additions sound amazing! love it!

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  11. Making it now, instead of tomato soup, using tomato sauce! Can't wait!!

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    1. Crossing my fingers and have an empty bowl and spoon ready!

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  12. Anonymous1/25/2017

    How long could you cook for on oven?

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    1. I am not totally sure, but getting the rice cooked is the main part. I did a quick google search for oven cooking rice. and most recipes seemed to say 350 degrees for 20-25 min. for rice. so my guess would be about 25-30 minutes for the oven for this recipe. If you do try it, i'd love for you to let us know good or bad, how it went!

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