Reviews for Cabbage Roll Casserole
I love cabbage rolls, but hate dealing with those leaves. What a great idea to chop the cabbage! Made this last night and I did not use the oven. Just browed the meat and onion, threw in all the other ingredients, covered and let it cook. It was delicious and will probably taste even better today. Next time, I am going to try it in the crock pot.
So much easier than doing the time-consuming stuffed cabbage. I'm sure this is very good is as, but I wanted it to taste more like my "real" cabbage rolls, so I added some garlic powder and a bit of Worcestershire and A1 sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes.
We really liked this BUT....I cooked it for 2 hours and my cabbage was still a but crunchy. I will make this again FOR SURE but will cook the cabbage a little before mixing it in. I did also use an extra can of tomato sauce.
This recipe is absolutely fantastic! I didn't have any tomato sauce on hand so I used canned diced tomatoes (the kind with garlic and onion already mixed in) instead. MMMMM it came out great! I will definitely be doing this one again.
I made this last nite and loved it. I added a couple handsful sauerkraut and 2 Tablespoons honey and some lemon juice to give it more of the traditional sweet and sour flavor. It was DIVINE, as I am sure the basic recipe is, as well.
I thought this was easier than making cabbage rolls. Very good!! I added a bit more rice and only baked for 1 hour. This recipe would also work well with green peppers instead of cabbage for a green pepper casserole.
My husband absolutely loved this, but only after we added spices (on its own we found it to be very bland). We added garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne, and that definitely did the trick--he went back for thirds! I also used ground turkey to lighten it up a little, and I took it out of the oven after 1 hour because the cabbage was getting mushy.
This dish is very good. I didnt change a thing. Thanks for sharing.
Pure comfort food - I did not cook this in the oven, instead cooked the meat, cabbage, and tomato sauce (plus a tad of beef broth) on the stovetop in a covered Dutch oven. I had no problem with the cabbage cooking. Cooked the rice separately - in beef broth - and added that in at the end. Delicious - thank you BUCHKO !
I'll give it the five stars after making a few changes for extra flavor. Here are my suggestions. Cook a ground beef/pork mixture with kosher salt, onion and garlic. Add Worcestershire sauce (or Dale’s seasoning if you can find it), a small can of V8 juice, tomato paste and a can of flavored stewed tomatoes and some tomato sauce. Cook the rice separately in beef broth. Add the rice to the meat mixture and let in simmer for 1/2 hour with a bay leaf. Remove the bay leaf and mix together the meat mixture and chopped cabbage. Cook in the oven and uncover if it is too soupy. The current recipe is huge and should be halved unless it is a great big hungry family that you’re feeding. Also, this is a good one for football games.
Using what was on my shelves, this recipe was far from bland and probably not at all tasting what it should have tasted like (0: I used spicy roasted garlic tomato sauce instead of regular tomato sauce and basmatic rice instead of regular. Ethnic contributions from all over! Everyone in the family loved it especially the kids (both under age 5).
THIS IS AWSOME! I also was not looking foward to making cabage rolls but being six months pregnant and craving it, I was willing to do it. Until I came across this recipie. OH MY GOSH, This is to die for. Next time I will probly omit some tomatoe sauce and use tomatoe soup. For a more tomatoey taste. But recipie is awsome just the way it is!!!! I topped it off with Frenchs French Onions. This a new family favorite. Thanks
this was good and tasty but you need to use Minute rice in it and it also needss a tomato sauce on top I made a tomato paste with water and put it on top.
This was pretty good. I did not bake in the oven but left on the stove top and add a little more liquid and made as a soup.
First of all, I cut the recipe in half. I used 1 pound of ground beef, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 2 garlic cloves, a sprinkle of oregano, 1 can of diced flavored tomatoes, 1 bag of coleslaw mix from the produce salad shelf, 1/2 cup uncooked white rice, 1 can beef broth. I also used 1 tablespoon each of garlic salt and onion salt. I cooked for 1 hour, then I added 1 can of tomato soup and cooked for 30 minutes more. My husband and I enjoyed it, but he thought it needed salt and I thought it needed more seasoning. I will surely make this again as it is much easier than stuffing cabbage leaves. I think I will try brown rice and maybe 3/4 cup next time. I cooked this in a 9"x13" baking dish. It serves 6 easily.
I took the advice of cindib and took her method of cooking on the stove top and letting everything simmer for 20 minutes. Super easy, fast, and yummy. The only change I made was add garlic, since I always add it to my cabbage rolls.
Like another reviewer, I made this on the stove. I added a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of the tomato sauce and used cooked brown rice I had leftover from the other night. The brown rice stayed whole (didn't get mushy like white rice tends to get when over cooked) and the cabbage didn't over cook while waiting for the rice to cook). Healthy, fast and delicious!
Easy and delicious way to make un-stuffed cabbage rolls. Now I can make this dish more often as it is so fast to prepare.
It doesnt taste like polish cabbage rolls but it is good. I will make it again and add some ingredients.
Really enjoyed this recipe. Like Nancy I spent alot of time making stuffed cabbage rolls. I found this to be very easy and have made it before. Although, this time I cooked the chopped cabbage in the microwave for 3 minutes in a small amount of water. It seemed to make the casserole more consistant and not so crunchy. Must say again we loved it. Thank you Nancy!!
I added some brown sugar and black pepper and it was fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There's only two of us, so I cut in half. Only thing I changed was I used tomato soup instead of tomato sauce and added minced garlic. By second day the casserole was gone. My husband who dislikes casseroles ate 3/4th's of it. Thanks so much for this great recipe. Definitely addred to my collection.
The reason I like this version is because I live alone and to buy a Whole Head of Cabbage just to make a couple of Cabbage Rolls for dinner is way to much. Cheaper to buy a bag of Chopped Cabbage or Cole Slaw Mix then I follow the Directions adding extra spice to taste works so much better for me and I still can freeze left overs for later in the week.
Sorry but this was just a very bland dish.I would strongly suggest adding some spices(basil,oregano,garlic)Needs work & additions but a decent base recipe/idea.
I made this for 11 of my family members a few weeks ago and had most of them asking for the recipe. I made an increased amount to have 18 servings and, the little that was left was taken home with one of them in a tupperware dish. --- Mary
This was a great recipe, with a little bit of tweeking. I cooked this yesterday for New Years and my husband loved it and even commented that it tasted like lasagna. I steamed the cabbage beforehand, cooked the meat with the onions and seasoned with seasonins salt, garlic powder and thyme. I used 24oz of tomato sauce and added two cloves of pressed garlic. I did everything else as the recipe called for. I cooked it at 350 for 1 hour then added some cheese on the top. It was GREAT!
This was fabulous and sooooo easy. I thought it had a good deal of flavor though I did add garlic thyme and ginger. I loved it and the kids ate their fair share. This will definatly be put on the family menu. So much easier than cabage rolls but still the same taste and presentation. I made it just as the recipe stated except used brown rice (just a preference) and cooked at 375 for an hour just to quicken things up. Fab dish!
This is just like my grandmother's stuffed cabbage recipe except I used tomato soup instead of tomato sauce. We don't normally use beef broth either but it didn't change the taste much. I also added garlic and pepper. This is a tasty and easy way to make this meal out the hassle.
This recipe has real potential but needs more seasonings (I forgot to add garlic as other reviewers suggested). It is simple and similar to cabbage rolls, just needs more flavor. Also, I bought a 3 1/2 lb. cabbage and only used half of it because it overfilled my 9 x 13 pan.
This was good but not great. It was a little bland for our tastes. I did like the fact that it made quite a bit and plenty for leftovers. This is a great 2 night meal. I think next time I will add some seasoning to the meat or the sauce before mixing. I might also add more rice too and perhaps a bit less cabbage. All in all though it was a hearty meal, perfect for cold winter nights! I will make this again.
I'm rating this as I made it, I thought the original recipe would be bland. I added garlic salt, onion salt, oregano and worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to the browning ground beef. Put all ingredients into a large crockpot. Cooked on high for 6 hours...after 4.5 hrs, checked it out - cabbage still crunchy, rice good. Still needed more seasoning - added hot sauce to it - just right!. Easy comfort food! Great for a cold wintry day!! Thanks for the recipe Buchko!
My boyfriend, my kids and I all loved this! I too cut the recipe in half, and still had plenty for 2 adults and 3 kids to have several servings. I also used a little more tomato sauce. Thanks for sharing!
I scaled down this recipe by half and it was very good. I used an oven proof dutch oven, precooked the meat and onion with spices, added the liquid, rice and cabbage...brought to a boil, then covered with the lid and into the oven and it was all done in about 50 min. Very yummy and I will make this again. thanks!
This recipe is great with a few changes.First I scaled it to serve 6. I used 1 can of Hunts diced tomatoes in tomatoe sauce,1 can beef broth, 1 can tomato soup and 3/4 cup rice. I blanched the cabbage 3 minutes first.I always keep fried hamburger meat in the freezer ready to use so I fried the onion and 1 tsp chopped garlic in olive oil and added to 1 lb ready meat.I mixed this with the other ingredients. I then added salt,pepper,a touch of Basil and oregano and Emeril's originale essence.It tasted great!!
Very tasty and even better the next day. Comfort food without all the calories. Rye bread pairs well with this.
quick & easy, yes - but I would much rathermake the traditional cabbage roll -
I've made this probably 10 times since finding it. Its so much easier than making cabbage rolls, yet just as delicious! Changes I make that we enjoy are: I fry up 6 strips of bacon (diced) with the hamburger (I only use 1 1/2 lb. of the 93% lean). I only use 1/3 c. chopped onion. I only use an 8 oz. can tomatoe sauce, but I also add 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes w/the juice. I omit the salt (plenty of salt in the canned ingredients). Then I only use 1 can of beef broth plus 14 oz. HOT water mixed with 2 t. Wyler's Sodium Free beef bouillon. I add 2-4 t. of sugar to round out the acid from the tomatoes. The smell drives my doggies nuts, and they always beg until they score a little bit after we have dinner. Serve with crusty bread & soft REAL butter. Then pray for leftovers (as its even BETTER the 2nd day). This is GREAT casserole!
My husband loves this dish so easy and taste.
This is soo yummy!! Like another reviewer mentioned, I make it on the stove. One pot. Super quick and easy. This is a staple in our house! I only gave it 4 stars, tho because I add 2c of rice, not 1. There's too much liquid left over w/just 1 cup.
This is my ultimate in comfort food. Instead of tomato sauce I use 2 cans of tomato soup and instead of beef broth I use 2 soup cans of water mixed with 2 low salt beef bouillon cubes. I could eat this every weeek, if only I could convince my husband that this is the best meal ever, he's not a huge fan.
I loved this recipe. My great grandmother made her cabbage rolls almost the same way. I add a bit more salt, a minced garlic clove, and 1 cup of tomato juice to make it more soupy to dip rolls in. I am so glad I can get the same great taste without all the work of wrapping the rolls.
i love cabbage rolls and this is so quick and easy yet tastes like all my usual hard work.excellent
If you like cabbage, this is for you. If you don't, stay far away. We found it didn't reheat too well.
My daughter and I love this recipe but the rest of the family is not so sure (you've got to like cabbage, and its not the most beautiful presentation).
I'm giving this 5 stars because my husband, who is not a huge fan of cabbage, loved it. I had to promise to make it again...and I will. I changed a couple of things though. Instead of beef broth, I used beef consumme because that's all I had. I also minced two cloves of garlic and added to the mixture. I got distracted and added the consumme right to the cabbage mix instead of pouring it over after putting the mix in the dish, but it didn't seem to matter. I ate mine with some sour cream on top, and it really added something to it...a tangy taste that worked very well. I had to edit to add that I made a six serving batch of this tonight, and instead of using all tomato sauce, I used one 8 oz can of tomato sauce and two 6 oz cans of tomato paste. Everyone said it was better this way because the texture was heartier.
This was very good!! It is so quick to make with coleslaw mix. I added fresh garlic, brown sugar, oregano and a can of tomato soup along with the tomato paste. It was flavorful and much enjoyed. Will definately make this again!
I love Cabbage Rolls but hate all the work. I made it exactly the way the recipe says to and it turned out great! Even my picky 7-year-old would give it a try. The only thing I would change, is decrease all of the ingredients just slightly so that it will fit better in a 9 x 13 pan (it overflowed onto my oven burner) and add a little more salt.
Just as good without all the work!! I was planning to do things the hard way and remembered seeing this while cruising for recipes a few weeks back. I dont know if I will ever roll cabbage again it was so good. Hubby said this was a keeper!! My alterations were similar to discobunnies only I used 1 lb gr beef and 1 lb gr pork (not sausage). I used 1 and a half cans tomato soup, 1 can diced tomato and 1 can broth. Seasoned and did rice as the discobunny suggested. Made 2 meals for a family of 4, one has gone to the freezer for later enjoyment:-). Loved it!! Try it if you hate the work but love the traditional dish!!
This was a very difficult recipe to work with. While the flavor was okay, the dish was difficult to make. 3 pounds of cabbage "in wedges" was just too much. Hard to "stir" after the first hour. Was really just a mess. Needed cabbage in smaller pieces - that would help keep the mass down a lot and easier for eating. Needs a bit of work - not recommended - by the time you get all the ingredients in this, its cost you over 10 dollars - not worth it.
This recipe is great and so much easier than traditional cabbage rolls. I added a large can of diced tomatoes, 2 tsp of brown sugar and a dash of lemon juice. It's great served with cheddar cheese and makes fantastic left overs.
I Love stuffed cabbage, however I hate all of the work. I made this, but tweaked it according to our family's taste. I used a large can of Dei Fratelli Italian Sauce and omitted the beef broth and rice,and I cooked this in a dutch oven on top of the stove. I found that when I baked this, the rice soaked up too much of the sauce. This could also be made in a crockpot. It's all a matter of your personal taste. Try it, it is an excellent recipe!
This is a wonderful dish. I couldn't get all that bulky cabbage into the 9x13 pan though! I used my roaster pan instead.
Very basic 101 recipe. Not much flavor, no Wow factor at all. Thank God, that I read some of the reviews and added a few of the suggestions, but even then it just doesn't make the taste buds go wow. I added some wistersire sauce and some garlic powder and a little sugar. If I do make this again...hmmm, NOT!
If you like cabbage rolls you will love this recipe. DH took left overs to work and had a swarm of people wondering what that delisious aroma was.
Half the recipe to fill 1 9x13 baking dish. Added garlic powder, worcestershire to the meat and some cider vinegar to the cabbage. We clean out the dish in one sitting at our house, thanks!!
Around my house this is called lazy man's stuffed cabbage, for the days I don't feel like doing the cabbage rolls (golabki)!! I use tomato soup instead of tomato sauce and instead of using all ground beef, I use a mixture of 1/3 ground pork to 2/3 ground beef - not quite as dry this way. A true comfort food.
I was afraid to try this one because I have never cooked cabbage before. I was afraid that it would never turn out as good as my Grandma's. I was wrong! Not only was it GREAT, my husband ate it three days in a row! He NEVER does that. It reminds us both of southern home cooking, in which we get when we go home to visit. Now we won't have to wait, I can do it myself!
This recipe is pretty good with some modifications. First, you have to add garlic! I added about 3 cloves minced. I cooked the garlic and the onion with a little bit of oil for about five minutes and then added the ground beef and cooked till browned. I also had to add about 1/3 cup of crushed tomatoes into the recipe as it just didn't look "tomatoey" enough..hahaha. Finally, this dish is excellent served with a splash of vinegar on top. All in all, a solid recipe that will hit the spot when a craving for cabbage rolls hits, but not as good as the real deal!
This was very good. I didn't make it as is though. Here are my changes - I cooked brown rice and I parboiled the cabbage while I browned the ground beef. I put everything together in a large pot on top of the stove and heated until the cabbage was soft, I also added a can of diced tomatoes, chopped green peppers and some minced garlic for added flavour. Yum!
This recipe is super simple and easy to make! It makes 12 large servings. I changed the amount of ground beef to 1 1/4 lbs, because that's all I had and I still filled a 9X13 to the top! I will half the recipe next time. Delicious though!
This recipe was really good. We ate it over plain white bread and it was tasty. It was easy to put together, but It took an hour and a half to cook. There was plenty of left overs to go in the freezer!! I would recommend this recipe to everyone.
Wow, this was wonderful! I love how quick and easy it was,and how much it makes! I froze the leftovers in small containers and that is just so convenient. The flavour was great and the whole family loved it. If only every dish could be this simple! I don't know about the people who are posting nasty things about this recipe here. I think they are just being mean on purpose and haven't even tried it. Don't listen to their reviews. It is wonderful. And with a few ingredients added here and there, it can be changed to Mexican, Italian, Greek... the possibilities are endless.
After reading the reviews of others I added several cloves of garlic (as my family likes garlic), sweet basil, used 3-8 oz cans of tomato sauce, and sprinkled cayanne pepper in for that extra pizzaz. Husband is a picky eater and said a recipe to repeat again. My children thought I had added too much pepper.
This is a great recipe sure beats rolling cabbage leaves around hamburg and rice. I seasoned it up a bit my family thought it was great...I like it and it is extremely easy to make adding foil to line the pan that you bake it in leaves for easy clean up.
This was a very good recipe and very easy to make.
My family loved this recipe. I did change a couple of things. I substituted instant brown rice for white rice, used about 2 tbs of kosher salt, and added a little more tomato sauce. I had to use a 14x11 dish, the 9x13 was too small. Lots of leftover for lunches this week!
This recipe was not very good. It tasted like tomato sauce. I think I'll stick to regular cabbage rolls.
This is a great recipe but I had to only give it a 4-star because I had to add a lot of spice to it. It's kind of a basic recipe. I also socked the seasoning to the meat/onion while it was browning -- salt & pepper, a lot of garlic, oregano and basil and a heavy dose of both red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. Also sprinkled some of all those things over the cabbage I'd chopped.
I took out the animal ingredients by using the Boca crumbles, and I used 1 jar of pasta sauce with Basil, and one can of tomato sauce, and it was delicious!
Very good and quick. I liked this one a lot and it's ideal for the busy parent
Instead of tomato sauce I use tomato soup gives it a much better flavor...I have been making it this way since my children were young now they are adults.
Wast of time and money
Did anyone else have a hard time cramming 3 1/2 lbs of chopped cabbage into a 9X13 pan? My pan overfloweth! By the time I was trying to get the beef broth poured in, I was laughing because there was no way it was gonna fit! Use a great big bowl for mixing and a great big pan for cooking! Other than that, it tasted pretty good. Not quite as good as cabbage rolls but pretty good none-the-less.
this recipe was relly good !!!!! my whole family LOVED it !!!!!
So easy and quick to make and tasted the same but less work.
I found this recipe extremely easy to make--I prepared it using my crockpot. I did add additional liquid but other than that I followed the recipe as written.
I followed the recipe and tried to cook everything in one pan. I tried to have the weights the same, but everything did not fit. It cooked out into my oven. The rice was also not done and it didn't taste very good. I don't like instant rice so I will try this again, I like that you don't have to roll. But I think i will either soak the rice or pre cook it, and place it in two pans instead of one.
Sorry I can't give this a better review but it isn't something I would make again. The rice was gummy from the long cook time and something just didn't taste right. Maybe I didn't care for the beef broth. Anyway if you do try this one I'd start with half the recipe. It did taste better with lots of sour cream.
I do not typically alter recipes but I did take the recommendation of others to add a bit more spice to make the casserole more flavorful. Thank goodness I did because even though I added three cloves of garlic, some worstershire, parsley, garlic powder and onion powder, it didn't taste like much even the next day (which is when I planned on eating it). I ended up boiling the chopped cabbage for about 10 minutes b/c I didn't have a bowl large enough to mix all of the ingredients (and I have the huge pyrex bowl- cooking the cabbage down a bit made it more manageable). I seasoned the beef after it was done browning and placed everything in a 10 x 15 dish b/c there was no way this was fitting in anything smaller. It was good for the amount of work involved b/c cabbage rolls take forever, but I might add extra salt or even a packet of onion soup mix or bacon next time to give it more flavor. It definitely has potential to be a really good dish and it does make a ton!
We really enjoyed this! It was super easy--I did halve the ingredients with the exception of the rice, which I left at 1 cup. I followed the suggestion in an earlier review and turned up the oven to 400 and it was done in an hour.
Not fantastic, but pretty tasty. Giving 4 stars because w/ minor alterations it is a super filling, low calorie meal. I halved the recipe, used ground turkey, fat free broth, brown rice, and added green peppers. Next time I will use a full 29 oz can of sauce bc 14 oz was not nearly enough, even though I halved the recipe.
Very good. I cut the recipe in half and accidentally added the full 29 oz. of tomato sauce, glad I did. Came out very moist and reheated for a second meal very nicely. I only added a bit of chili powder, garlic powder and red pepper flakes for a little more taste.
I made this recipe, using the additional seasonings as suggested by other reviewers and it was great. However, I did not bake it in the oven but cooked it in my electric pressure cooker. It took the cooker 5 minutes to come to full pressure and it cooked for 8 minutes, so it was ready in less than 15 minutes, and I did not have to fire up the big oven and heat up the kitchen on an already hot day. I plan to make it again but I think some diced tomatoes might be good instead of just tomato sauce.
I've made this a few times & its just as good as the real thing minus all the work! I also cut the recipe in half & it still makes a ton!
I make this dish all the time! Simply wonderful. Great for freezing.
Very good! SO EASY! Thrifty and healthy! I made half a recipe and it filled a 9x13 pan. We have had three meals from it! Leftovers are just as tasty!We have cornbread or hot rolls with it. Hint:I used half of a small head of cabbage to equal 1 and 3/4 lbs. (I weighed it in my kitchen scale to be sure). You can jazz it up a little with seasonings you like, e.g. a few dashes of garlic powder, black pepper or whatever. I have used tomato soup if I didn't have tomato sauce on hand and it is good too.
I made this tonight and it was delicious!! I added a pound of ground pork,and sauteed the onions with the meat and added everything into a pan, made sure I made it with instant rice and it turn out so well. I did add garlic salt and pepper to the meat. I had 3 helpings and I think the next time, I will add a little bit less cabbage and I did double the rice amt. It's nice to know that it will taste even better tomorrow!!
My husband isn't even crazy about cabbage, but he went back for seconds! I did add my own little touches to the recipe. I substituted half of the ground beef with ground pork sausage and added some pepper. This done a great job of adding flavor and spicing it up. I thought it sounded like the original recipe might be a little bland, but had potential. The sausage helped out with the salt issue, because the original recipe would definitely need more salt. It's been awhile ago, since I made this the first time. I'm getting ready to make it again tomorrow night for supper, though. Can't wait!
Tastes just like cabbage rolls without all the hassle! Will make this again and again and again.....
Excellent - As we did not have tomato sauce on hand we used tomato soup. Would recommend this recipe to anyone who enjoys cabbage rolls.
I took Donna D's advice and gave the recipe a try...despite some of the reviews. I really liked it a lot. I will definately make it again! Do not have any doubts making this recipe, my family really enjoyed it. Makes enough for a crowd!
I layered the ingredients like a lasagna. Cabbage, meat & rice, then cabbage with tomato sauce on top. I think next time I won't cook the meat first, just as an experiment.
Comfort food 101. This was good! We loved it! It is now on our list of recipes. I love the ease of it!! I added some garlic, though like others said.
This casserole was so good my children even had seconds (and I think there was some sneaking of thirds also) and they don't particularly care for cabbage. I did add some shredded cheese at the end and put back in the oven (oven turned off) until the cheese melted. We will be making again and again. I've already sent the recipe to another friend for her family. Thanks!
Very easy and not too bad though it doesn't 'look' good. Needed more cabbage but the house needed less cabbage smell. Leftovers were good topped with cheese to hide the bad appearance.
Good recipe, but needs more seasoning. It also made alot more food than my husband and I could eat. It's worth a second try. I would give it 3 1/2 stars if I could...it's better than a 3, but not quite a 4.
This is a good recipe. I didn't want to heat up the house by turning the oven on, so I cooked it in a Dutch oven on top of the stove. Worked just fine. My husband and I both like it. Much easier than making cabbage rolls! I'll make this again.