Unstuffed Cabbage

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All the flavor of stuffed cabbage, without all the work

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  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1 can (14 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 1 pound ground chuck beef (80% lean)
  • 1 cup frozen chopped onion
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Stewed Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Place rice and broth in 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; stir. Place cabbage on top; do NOT stir. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 15 minutes or until rice and cabbage is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook beef and onion in large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until beef is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  3. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar and pepper to meat. Break up tomatoes with spoon. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer about 10 minutes. When rice mixture is done, add to skillet; toss together.
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Kate November 11, 2015

Made this last night and my husband is still raving about it! Reminded him of his Moms stuffed cabbage rolls when he was a kid. Only drawback I found is that it isn't the most beautiful meal to look at so it's lucky the flavor makes up for that. Watch out that you don't burn the rice as it's hidden under the cabbage. Mine was almost ruined when our dinner was delayed a few minutes.

Noot August 07, 2015

Any recipe I find online I use as a base. Thanks! I prefer my rice al dente so it's always cooked on the side. I prefer my cabbage to have a little bit to it so it's more of a fried cabbage and I add green and red peppers and jalapeño to it. This is usually rolled and baked in the oven yes. This becomes such a different recipe I think this way!

Morning Cook July 31, 2015

I use a bag of coleslaw which is shredded cabbage. Works great.

Miz Rio February 11, 2015

We loved it, loved it, loved it. Will cut my cabbage a little thinner next time.

Jeannie42 February 03, 2015

Followed recipe exactly except added cumin & coriander. Great recipe. 5 stars

SuzyQ August 30, 2014

I did some subbing! instead of the stewed tomatoes & sauce, I just added 2 cans of diced italian style tomatoes. After that, no extra sugar was needed at all. just pepper and a clove of garlic. I also used ground turkey instead of ground beef. Honestly, I think it's good without the rice. :D I did add a bit of 'Pixie Dust' seasoning when cooking the turkey, since turkey is typically a bit bland. I now know to read the label on my canned tomatoes! Didn't expect sugar in there...maybe I should've used Hunt's! :D