Quick and easy stuffed cabbage – without all the work! I love stuffed cabbage, it reminds me of my childhood (a staple in my home growing up), but they can be a bit time consuming. I came up with the idea to chop the cabbage and turn them into bowls instead and they came out so good! My husband RAVED, these are a keeper.
Yield: 4 Servings
4.69 from 113 votes

Un-stuffed Cabbage Bowls

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Czech, Hungarian
Quick and easy stuffed cabbage – without all the work!

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1 cup less sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 medium head cabbage (cored and chopped (9 cups))

Instructions

Instant Pot:

  • Press the saute button on the Instant Pot. Spray with oil then add the beef and salt, cook breaking the meat up until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, marjoram and black pepper and stir. Add the tomato sauce, paprika, beef broth and raisins, cover and cook high pressure 15 minutes.
  • Quick release, add the rice and cabbage and cook 3 minutes high pressure. Quick release and serve with additional rice if desired.

Stove Top Directions:

  • Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, spray with oil then add the beef and salt, cook breaking the meat up until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, marjoram and black pepper and stir. Add the tomato sauce, 1/4 cup water, paprika, beef broth and raisins, cover and cook medium-low 25 minutes.
  • Add the cooked rice and cabbage and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender. Serve with additional rice if desired.

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Notes

Makes about 6 cups.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 338kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 30.5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 71mg, Sodium: 808mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 5g
Freestyle Points: 8
Points +: 8