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!)

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Crock Pot Lazy Cabbage Rolls

The taste of cabbage rolls without all the work! The ease of crock pot cooking makes this dish even better!
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  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 4 cups cabbage chopped
  • medium onion diced
  • cloves garlic, crushed
  • rice, (uncooked) brown or white
  • 1 large can (28 oz) stewed tomato chunks
  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 2 1/2 empty tomato soup cans of water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. dry mustard powder


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 and uncoooked 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!
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