Super Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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Recipe: #35828

October 09, 2020

Categories: Ground Beef, Cabbage,

"I found these to be some of the best cabbage rolls ive tried. Originally from Dinner at the zoo"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (609.3 g)
  • Calories 449.9
  • Total Fat - 20.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 228.1 mg
  • Sodium - 972 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.7 g
  • Sugars - 18.5 g
  • Protein - 30.8 g
  • Calcium - 149.2 mg
  • Iron - 5.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 103.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

For the tomato sauce

Step 1

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until translucent.

Step 2

Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt and pepper to the pot.

Step 3

Stir in the brown sugar and red wine vinegar. Bring to a simmer.

Step 4

Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

For the cabbage rolls

Step 5

While the sauce is simmering, assemble the cabbage rolls. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Step 6

Immerse the cabbage head in the boiling water. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until cabbage leaves are pliable. Peel 12 large leaves off the cabbage.

Step 7

Place the ground beef, rice, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of parsley and egg in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce to the bowl. Stir to combine.

Step 8

Lay each cabbage leaf on a flat surface. Use a small knife to cut a V-shaped notch to remove the thick part of the cabbage rib.

Step 9

Shape 1/3 of a cup of the meat mixture into a log shape and place in the center of a cabbage leaf. Roll the cabbage leaf around the meat mixture. Repeat with remaining meat and cabbage leaves.

Step 10

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 11

Coat a 9"x13" pan with cooking spray. Place 1/2 of the tomato sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Place the cabbage rolls, seam side down, in the dish. Top with remaining sauce.

Step 12

Cover with foil. Bake for 60-90 minutes or until cabbage is tender and meat is cooked through.

Step 13

Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons of parsley, then serve.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Delicious cabbage rolls! I followed the instructions for boiling the cabbage exactly as written and it worked so much better than I thought it would. I baked for the full 90 minutes and they were just perfect.


review by:
(31 Mar 2023)


We really enjoyed this recipe. The cabbage rolls were flavorful and tender. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, that I will use again and again.


review by:
(16 Nov 2020)


Another awesome recipe. This was really good and except for my poor rolling was easy too. Thanks for sharing another winner, Michele.


review by:
(2 Nov 2020)

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