Spicy Unstuffed Cabbage


This ground sausage and cabbage dish is a huge hit at potluck suppers. You can adjust the spiciness to your own palate. I also think it just gets better the next day!

close up view of Spicy Unstuffed Cabbage in a bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound spicy bulk pork sausage

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste

  • 10 cups shredded cabbage


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage and beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  2. Stir diced tomatoes, onion, tomato paste, vinegar, chili powder, salt, and red pepper flakes into sausage mixture. Fold in cabbage. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
17g Fat
17g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 890mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 56mg 280%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 834mg 18%

* 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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