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.
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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
99 Reviews for Unstuffed Cabbage
I love stuffed cabbage rolls and this is awesome, when i don't have the time to make them. After reading the recipe, and the reviews, I tweeted as follows. --Diced tomatoes, not stewed--dont worry about breaking them up. --14.5 oz can of tomato sauce, not 8oz --3-4Tb. of brown sugar --4-6 good shakes of worcestershire sauce --raisens to taste --Salt to taste--add to sauce and taste
Feb 15, 2016
Extremely bland! I read the positive reviews and double checked the recipe. I won't be making again. I tweaked a ton after tasting near the end and was still difficult to get where my kids would eat it.
Feb 04, 2016
This is so easy and so delicious! A family favorite!
Love Cabbage,
Dec 14, 2015
Made this last night and my husband is still raving about it! Reminded him of his Moms stuffed cabbage rolls when he was a kid. Only drawback I found is that it isn't the most beautiful meal to look at so it's lucky the flavor makes up for that. Watch out that you don't burn the rice as it's hidden under the cabbage. Mine was almost ruined when our dinner was delayed a few minutes.
Nov 11, 2015
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

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