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Easy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Easy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls - Tender leaves of cabbage stuffed with flavorful seasoned beef and rice, baked in a mouthwatering tomato sauce.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage, rolls, stuffed
Servings: 6
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe


  • 12 leaves cabbage
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 large 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


  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 10 3/4 oz tomato soup 1 can
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. (large enough to hold the whole head of cabbage)
  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook rice according to package directions but reduce cooking time by 5 minutes so the rice is slightly underdone. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine rice, egg, milk, onion, ground beef, garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl combine the tomato sauce, tomato soup, brown sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan.
  • 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.
  • 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)


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 936mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 571IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg