My mom made this many times for Saturday dinner when we were growing up. It is quick to prep and makes a satisfying meal with fresh bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 25 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Spread cabbage in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish; sprinkle rice on top.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add onion, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and thyme; cook and stir until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper.

  • Spoon beef mixture over rice and cabbage in the baking dish. Break up tomatoes in the can with your hand; pour over beef mixture. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until rice is tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Uncover and arrange American cheese slices over casserole. Let stand until cheese melts and absorbs juices, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese for the American cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; protein 16.4g 33% DV; carbohydrates 19g 6% DV; fat 15.7g 24% DV; cholesterol 53.9mg 18% DV; sodium 691.4mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2018
As mentioned before very good base casserole to modify to your liking. Will increase the spices next time and maybe throw in some heat and use shredded cheese. Used diced canned tomatoes as well basmati rice and the cheese singles. It could have cooked a little longer but everyone liked it including the 15 and 9 year old boys. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2018
I made this today. It's certainly nothing fancy but it's easy to put together and it makes a lot. I used minced garlic instead of the powder and a can of diced tomatoes - I wasn't about to stick my hand in a can of tomatoes to break them up. And I used 2 cups of shredded cheddar - other than exceptions I followed the recipe exactly. It's pretty tasty and while I don't know if I'll make it again it was a good one to try. One extra comment - it needs more salt and pepper and/or other spices. It freezes and reheats well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2018
As mentioned before very good base casserole to modify to your liking. Will increase the spices next time and maybe throw in some heat and use shredded cheese. Used diced canned tomatoes as well basmati rice and the cheese singles. It could have cooked a little longer but everyone liked it including the 15 and 9 year old boys. Read More
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