Easy Cabbage Rolls


This easy recipe for cabbage rolls is made in the slow cooker with a sweet and tangy tomato sauce.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins


  • 12 leaves cabbage

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef

  • 1 cup cooked white rice

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil cabbage leaves for 2 minutes; drain.

  2. Combine ground beef, cooked rice, egg, milk, onion, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of mixture onto each cabbage leaf. Bring one end of the cabbage leaf over the mixture, rolling and tucking in the ends to prevent filling from falling out; arrange rolls in a single layer in the slow cooker.

  3. Mix tomato sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl until combined. Pour over cabbage rolls.

  4. Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours.

    looking at two cabbage rolls, with one cut in half to see inside filling
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
11g Fat
18g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 455mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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