'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
85 Reviews for 'Unstuffed' Cabbage
Made this tonight .used water instead of broth and cinammon instead of sugar.ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS
Apr 04, 2014
Just made this dish and I'm sold--no more wilting and stuffing cabbage leaves or worrying about whether the rice is done. Two changes I made: I added chopped green pepper and used a can of water instead of broth (I didn't think what is essentially a beef dish needed chicken broth). I'll make this again and perhaps add hot peppers as well next time.
Sep 16, 2013
You left out a key "cabbage roll" flavoring ingredient: cinnamon. Cinnamon makes this dish just a little more delicious. Other recipes leave out the rice. I like it all. Cabbage roll flavor, texture and nutrition without the fuss.
Sep 06, 2013
quick, easy, and delicious
Mar 28, 2013
Loved this dish, kids loved it too! Saved so much time rather than making cabbage rolls, will definately do this again, my kids all said Thanks for Dinner Mom, that is the equivalent to a 5 star rating!
Mar 28, 2013
I love stuffed cabbage, but I rarely make it because it takes too much trouble working with the cabbage leaves. My husband doesn't eat rice, potatoes, or pasta since he went on a diet, so it's hard finding recipes. This was perfect because the rice cooks separately, then I can stir it into part of what's in the skillet. AND he loved it! It was not too spicy for my other picky eater, also.
Mar 28, 2013
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