Beef & Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
- 12 cabbage leaves
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup fat-free milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- In batches, cook cabbage in boiling water 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; cool slightly. Trim the thick vein from the bottom of each cabbage leaf, making a V-shaped cut.
- In a large bowl, combine rice, onion, egg, milk, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Place about 1/4 cup beef mixture on each cabbage leaf. Pull together cut edges of leaf to overlap; fold over filling. Fold in sides and roll up.
- Place six rolls in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, seam side down. In a bowl, mix sauce ingredients; pour half of the sauce over cabbage rolls. Top with remaining rolls and sauce. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until a thermometer inserted in beef reads 160° and cabbage is tender.
Nutrition Facts2 cabbage rolls: 204 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.
Mar 26, 2020
I have never been a fan of cabbage my whole life until 2 weeks ago. As a diabetic, I am learning to like certain foods to manage my diabetes. I made this recipe but did 2 swap outs. Instead of rice, I used red/white Quinoa. Instead of ground beef, I used 1 pound bison meat. Everything was as directed. My husband and I loved it! A recipe that is definitely a keeper in my house. Next time, I will double up on the sauce. This recipe converted this cabbage hater into a cabbage lover!
Mar 18, 2020
I've been using this recipe for years, found it in an old paperback "slow cooker" cookbook. The sauce has only one tablespoon of brown sugar, it's not like you're putting in a cup, but sub brown sugar splenda or leave it out if you like. I did find that I can use raw ground meat but if you don't cook the rice before using it, it will stay crunchy. Probably minute rice would work too. I put the cabbage leaves in the microwave to soften before rolling them, it's less messy than the boiling water method. And collard leaves work great, are bigger and are easier to roll!
Mar 3, 2020
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Jan 31, 2020
Have made cabbage rolls for years. You can use tomato juice to cook cabbage rolls in and don’t need brown sugar. Also you mix the hamburger raw with other ingredients. Yummy
Jan 1, 2020
Hi, I’d love to try this recipe but I have one question; is the ground beef cooked prior or is it raw when mixed in?
May 22, 2019
What is the recipe for the sauce?
Mar 19, 2019
Went exactly by recipe
Nov 8, 2018
an easy way to do the cabbage is to freeze it, thaw and cut the v notch and roll as usual. the cabbage will be very pliable and there is no boiling of the leaves :)
Nov 3, 2017
I made these exactly as stated. They were awesome! The whole family loved them.
Jan 15, 2015
My husband is a diabetic & I use Brown Sugar Blend (a mix of zero calorie sucralose & brown sugar, 1/2 the calories - great for cooking & baking. 1/2 a cup= 1 cup brown sugar). Mine came from Meijer's , 1 lb. bag for $4.09. My husband loves to sprinkle this on his cooked oatmeal. Hope this helps , 1-5-15's question.