Cabbage Roll Casserole
This savory cabbage roll casserole can be cooked low and slow in one pot or prepared as a 30-minute meal. (Please see alternate instructions at the end of the recipe for a 30-minute version if you are in a hurry.)
Servings Prep Time
6 5minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 5minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
Low and Slow Method
  1. In an oven-safe Dutch oven or large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté beef and onions. Stir in oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, and caraway seeds while cooking.
  2. When meat is cooked through and onions are tender, add garlic and rice, and sauté 3 minutes longer. Stir in beef broth, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook at least one hour, or up to 2 hours.
  3. Stir in cabbage, and replace lid. (Mixture will seem very dry at this point, but the cabbage will release water as it cooks.) Simmer over very low heat about 10 minutes longer. Turn broiler to high.
  4. Remove lid and turn off heat. Sprinkle cheeses over the top of the cabbage mixture, and place the pot under broiler for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. Enjoy!
30-Minute Method
  1. Using the beef broth as the cooking liquid, cook the white rice.
  2. While rice is cooking, sauté beef and onions in an oven-safe Dutch oven or large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, and caraway seeds while cooking.
  3. When meat is cooked through and onions are tender, add garlic, and sauté 3 minutes longer. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, and cabbage. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Turn broiler to high.
  4. When rice is done, stir it into cabbage mixture. Sprinkle cheeses over the top of the casserole, and place the pot under broiler for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • Be sure to use white rice if you use the 30-minute method!
  • Make sure you keep an eye on your casserole for the final broiler step. It can go from melty and bubbly to black and crisp FAST. (Don’t ask how I know.)