Amish Cabbage Rolls Recipe: A One-Pan Budget Recipe From Amish Country by 30Seconds Food

Amish Cabbage Rolls Recipe: A One-Pan Budget Recipe From Amish Country

Unlike most cabbage roll recipes, this one from the Pennsylvania Dutch country includes a step of browning the rolls in oil before simmering. Genius! 

These Amish cabbage rolls are sure to please and become a family favorite. And they're easy on the wallet. Serve this ground beef recipe with a fresh garden salad with Amish lettuce dressing.  

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 12 large green cabbage leaves
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Here's how to make it:

  1. Soak the cabbage leaves in boiling water until limp, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, rice, onion and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. 
  3. Divide the mixture between the cabbage leaves. Roll up tightly and secure with toothpicks, if needed. 
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet with a lid. Add the cabbages rolls and lightly brown on both sides, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Combine the tomato sauce, water, sugar and lemon juice. Pour the mixture over the cabbage rolls. Cover and simmer gently for about 1 hour.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
My Old World grandmother used to make these. Sooooo delicious. Making this recipe for my family, they will freak!
Looks amazing! 🙌🏼
What a gastronomical delight...

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