Let me start off by saying...I need a new camera. This photo does not really do this dish justice.
It is soooooooooo tasty. I actually prefer it to cabbage rolls because it is easier to eat!
The rest of the fam-damily still prefers actual cabbage rolls but they do like this as an easy alternative.
I believe from start to on-the-table it took an hour and 30 minutes. You can cut that time down too, if you want to prepare it ahead of time. Simply get to the point where it is layered in the casserole dish and then refrigerate it. All you have to do after that is pop it in a 350 oven for an hour whenever you want to eat it.
Cabbage Roll Casserole
1 lb ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 can (5.5 oz) tomato paste
1 can (10 oz) tomato soup
2 cups water
1/2 cup uncooked white rice
4 - 6 cups shredded cabbage
sour cream, optional
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a large casserole dish with cooking spray.
Brown the beef with the onions. Add garlic, salt & pepper, tomato paste, tomato soup, and water. Bring to a boil and stir in rice. Simmer for about 20 minutes over low heat.
Place half of your shredded cabbage in a greased casserole dish, cover with half of the beef mixture. Repeat layers.
Cover and bake in a 350 oven for one hour. Serve with sour cream (optional).
*NOTE - May be made ahead and refrigerated before baking. Just let sit at room temp while preheating the oven.*
Mmmm...cabbage roll type goodness!
I say 4 - 6 cups of cabbage because I never really measure. I use half of a medium sized cabbage and shred it fairly fine. (I have also made it by just cutting the cabbage into strips with a knife, not shredding it, and it works well too)
Cabbage rolls and perogies are another Christmas staple at our house. Sue and I will soon be spending an entire day rolling cabbage rolls and making perogies in preparation for the traditional Christmas Eve Ukranian feast.
We have a lot of traditions at Christmas that revolve around food.
Hmmm.... in fact, for all of the different holidays we have food traditions. A lot of them...
We do love our food :)