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Lazy Man's Best Cabbage Rolls Recipe

I love making tasty and nutritious dishes at home; it's much healthier (and more cost-effective!) than going out to eat.

This simple recipe will knock your socks off.

This simple recipe will knock your socks off.

Easy, Healthy Recipe That Anyone Can Cook

Need a simple dinner? This recipe is so simple that your husband can make it! Yes, I know there are a lot of great cooking hubbies out there. This recipe is for husbands who want to provide nutrition to their families and get back in time for the game.

Baking Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

1 hour

1 hour 10 min

Seves eight people- four ounces

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • one, medium cabbage, decored and cut into quarters
  • 1-2 pounds lean ground hamburger or ground chicken, I used one pound hambuger in mine.
  • 296 ML can stewed tomatoes with herbs
  • 680 ML can spaghetti sauce, only use half in mixture
  • one cup onions, chopped fine
  • one cup minute rice, (optional) you can use real rice, just boil it to the directions on the package

Instructions

  1. First, take the cabbage and cut it into quarters, making sure to cut the core out. It is a bit tough to eat. Boil cabbage in a pot on the stove with water until it becomes soft. This can also be done in the microwave in a covered bowl with a bit of water.
  2. While this is cooking, drain juice from the can of stewed tomatoes into a glass, yes drink it, don’t waste it. It is very good mixed with vodka. Also, break down tomatoes in the can with your fork. (If you bought a can of chopped stewed tomatoes omit this step.)
  3. Mix drained tomatoes, half a can of spaghetti sauce, raw hamburger, a cup of onions chopped as fine as you can, and a cup of rice together in a bowl with salt and pepper.
  4. When the cabbage is cooked, grease a 9x14-inch Pyrex glass ovenware pan with olive oil. Then start to layer ingredients in the bottom of the pan starting with cabbage covering the entire bottom. Spread the meat mixture on top of the cabbage. The meat mixture should cover the entire cabbage layer alternating them and trying to have the last layer being meat/sauce.
  5. Bake in the oven, on the middle rack at 350 degrees for one hour.

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Layer the cabbage and meat

Layer the cabbage and meat

Meat on top!

Meat on top!

In the oven

In the oven

Delicious!

Delicious!

Tips

  • No Pyrex?: If you don't own a Pyrex cooking glass pan, this recipe works in a medium roasting pan just as well. For big parties, simply use a bigger roasting pan (don't cover in the oven), double the ingredients, and cook for two hours.
  • Save Time: To save more of your time, cook cabbage ahead of time and freeze it in a zip-lock bag. Then the cabbage is ready to go anytime you want to make this dish. So easy to make: mix ingredients together and spread in layers with cabbage. Bake for one hour. Done.
  • With a Salad: For those of you that would enjoy a fresh salad with this meal, Marinated, Tomato, & Basil Salad is also made with just a few ingredients, It takes only minutes to make, and it is best made the day before to meld the flavors together overnight. Making this salad ahead, like the day before, saves time.
  • With Soup: If you would rather have a hot bowl of soup to enhance this meal give Kale and leek Noodle Soup a try. This is an easy recipe you can throw together in a crock pot before you go to work, and it will be done when you get home. A hearty, healthy accompaniment to any meal or just by itself.

Enjoy, and share with your friends! You won't be disappointed.