Kittencal's Cabbage Roll Casserole
January 06, 2012
"If you like cabbage rolls this may be an easier alternative, and it's quite tasty to! This takes some time to cook so start this early!"
- FOR THE TOMATO SAUCE
- Serving Size: 1 (340.1 g)
- Calories 459
- Total Fat - 26.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.9 g
- Cholesterol - 106.9 mg
- Sodium - 1826.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 18.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
- Sugars - 8.6 g
- Protein - 36.4 g
- Calcium - 84.7 mg
- Iron - 5.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 44.2 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Step by Step Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (position oven rack to lowest position).
Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.
Sprinkle the diced cabbage over the bottom of the baking pan; set aside.
In a skillet, cook the bacon until crisp; remove to a bowl (leave the bacon grease in the skillet).
To the same skillet, add in ground beef, cook until the pink goes away. Add in the onion and garlic, seasoned salt, pepper and cooked bacon; continue cooking until meat is quite browned. Mix in the dry rice.
Spoon the beef/rice mixture evenly over top of cabbage.
TO MAKE TOMATO SAUCE: In a large bowl, whisk together the tomato soup and tomato sauce, water lemon juice and brown sugar until well combined. Mix in all remaining ingredients. Taste for seasonings, add in more if you like.
Pour tomato sauce mixture evenly over the top (the pan will seem full but will shrink down in size after cooking).
Cover tightly with a double layer of foil (to avoid any leakage make sure the foil it tight around the edges or if your worried place pan onto a baking sheet).
Bake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours without stirring or until cabbage is tender (mine took about 1 1/4 hours, check about 1 hour into cooking time) if you want less sauce, after 1 hour of cooking time remove the foil and continue baking until the cabbage is tender) Enjoy!
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.