Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 6


  • cooking spray
  • 1 large head cabbage roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 14.5 oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth or water


  • Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9"-x-13" baking dish with cooking spray. In a large dutch oven or pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add ground beef,breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, and cook until no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.
  • Return beef mixture to skillet. Stir in tomato paste until beef is coated, then add chopped tomatoes, rice, and 2 cups broth.Season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent rice from scorching. Gradually stir in cabbage and cook until slightly wilted, 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 cup broth.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and cover dish with foil. Bake until rice is tender, about 40 minutes. Garnish with parsley before serving.
Keyword Cabbage, Chicken Stock, Garlic, Onion, Tomatoes