Easy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls - Even if you don't like cabbage you will LOVE these stuffed rolls!
Easy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 55 mins

Easy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls - Tender leaves of cabbage stuffed and rolled with beef, garlic, onion, and rice, simmered in a rich tomato sauce.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
  • 12 leaves cabbage
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 10 3/4 oz can tomato soup
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. (large enough to hold the whole head of cabbage)
  2. Score around the core on the bottom of the cabbage with a paring knife. Boil the cabbage for 2 minutes, remove the soft leaves, repeat until you have 12 leaves.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Cook rice according to package directions but reduce cooking time by 5 minutes so the rice is slightly underdone. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl combine rice, egg, milk, onion, ground beef, garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl combine the tomato sauce, tomato soup, brown sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan.
  8. Remove or thin any thick stem on cabbage leaves. Lay the cabbage leaf flat and add 1/3 cup filling to the center of the leaf. Fold in the sides and roll the cabbage up. Place seam-side down in the pan.
  9. Pour sauce over the cabbage and cover tightly with foil. Bake 1 hour. Remove the foil and bake another 15-20 minutes. Allow cooling for 10 minutes before serving. (the sauce will thicken upon cooling)