Unstuffed Cabbage Recipe

Unstuffed Cabbage

All the flavor of stuffed cabbage, without all the work

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  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1 can (14 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 1 pound ground chuck beef (80% lean)
  • 1 cup frozen chopped onion
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Stewed Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Serving Size: 6 servings (1-1/3 cups each)
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  1. Place rice and broth in 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; stir. Place cabbage on top; do NOT stir. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 15 minutes or until rice and cabbage is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook beef and onion in large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until beef is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  3. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar and pepper to meat. Break up tomatoes with spoon. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer about 10 minutes. When rice mixture is done, add to skillet; toss together.
Nutrition Information close
Amount per Serving
Calories 316  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 9 g 14%
Saturated fat 3 g 17%
Cholesterol 44 MG 15%
Sodium 619 MG 26%
Carbohydrate 39 g 13%
Dietary fiber 4 g 15%
Sugars 8 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin A   7%
Vitamin C   58%
Calcium   9%
Iron   19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
95 Reviews for Unstuffed Cabbage
Any recipe I find online I use as a base. Thanks! I prefer my rice al dente so it's always cooked on the side. I prefer my cabbage to have a little bit to it so it's more of a fried cabbage and I add green and red peppers and jalapeño to it. This is usually rolled and baked in the oven yes. This becomes such a different recipe I think this way!
Aug 07, 2015
I use a bag of coleslaw which is shredded cabbage. Works great.
Morning Cook,
Jul 31, 2015
We loved it, loved it, loved it. Will cut my cabbage a little thinner next time.
Miz Rio,
Feb 11, 2015
Followed recipe exactly except added cumin & coriander. Great recipe. 5 stars
Feb 03, 2015
I did some subbing! instead of the stewed tomatoes & sauce, I just added 2 cans of diced italian style tomatoes. After that, no extra sugar was needed at all. just pepper and a clove of garlic. I also used ground turkey instead of ground beef. Honestly, I think it's good without the rice. :D I did add a bit of 'Pixie Dust' seasoning when cooking the turkey, since turkey is typically a bit bland. I now know to read the label on my canned tomatoes! Didn't expect sugar in there...maybe I should've used Hunt's! :D
Aug 30, 2014
This is the best I have ever had, and without all the fuss of rolling cabbage leaves! A couple things I wanted to note, I did follow the recipe except for a few changes only because I knew there were a few key ing. missing. 1. Add cinn. when adding the pepper and tomotoes and let simmer together. Probably about 1/2 tsp, or more depending on taste. Believe me, it will not be overpowering and will bring out the flavors and is so good. 2. I added juice of 1 whole medium lemon as well. Add it to the sauce when ready simmer for 10 min. 3. 1-2 tsp of dried mint, believe me, it is so delish and adds a another layer of deliciousness! 4. oh and sub white sugar and use about brown sugar instead. 5. when doing the rice, don't use broth. Use 1 cup uncooked rice to 3 cups plain water. I used 1/2 to 3/4 head cabbage, much more than 6 cups. Cover and cook 20-22 minutes and it will be PERFECTLY done. 6. 1 TB. worchestire 7. use a can of diced tomatoes instead of stewed. SO GOOD!!
Aug 17, 2014

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