This Easy Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe Tastes Like What Grandma Made (With Less Work) by Donna John

Casseroles Beef Dinner
5 months ago
This Easy Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe Tastes Like What Grandma Made (With Less Work)

Remember your grandma boiling cabbage leaves, stuffing them with a filling, rolling them and then (finally!) baking them in a tomato sauce? Busy moms don't have time for that. With this easy cabbage roll casserole recipe, all you'll be rollin' is out of the kitchen.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Servings: 6 


Here's how to make it: 

Put the chopped cabbage and water into a large pot. Cook until just tender, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Cook the ground beef and onion until meat is browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another minute.

Add the paprika, onion powder, brown sugar, cayenne, tomato sauce, beef broth and rice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.

Put half of the cabbage onto the bottom of a 13x9-inch casserole dish or 13x9-inch baking pan.

Top with half of the meat mixture.

Sprinkle with half of the cheeses.

Repeat with another layer. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 20 minutes.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I remember my grandma making cabbage rolls and I absolutely couldn't wait to eat them. It was an all-day labor of love for her, and you could taste the love in them. She called it "sarma," and my dad and I have tried to re-create her perfect recipe over the years. Thank you for bringing back this wonderful memory, Donna John . I am going to try your recipe. Thanks for the helpful photos, too!
Donna John
What is it with grandmas and cabbage rolls? I'll have to find my grandma's recipe and share it here. Great memories.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Donna John , I made this recipe tonight for dinner and it was delicious! I made two pans: one for us and one for my parents, who will love it. Dieter Schmitz called it β€œLasagna for Germans,” LOL! πŸ˜‚ I added sauerkraut and skipped the cheese; instead, we put a dollop of sour cream on top. So good, thanks! See my photos here...
Donna John
Yum! Looks delish. Love the idea of switching the cheese for sour cream. Probably makes it more authentic. Hope your parents enjoyed it! Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Forgot to say I also added diced carrots and green pepper to the ground beef mixture. My dad is so excited. Christmas dinner came early this year, thank you Donna John ! πŸŽ„

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