Introduction: Cabbage Roll Casserole
Cabbage Rolls are a delicious main course for dinner, but it can be a tedious and time-consuming process to roll the "filling" into the cabbage leaves. This recipe gives you the deliciousness of cabbage rolls without the rolling of the rolls.
Salsa (about 1 cup)
Tomato Sauce (about 1 cup)
Step 1: Prepare the Rice
I used brown rice, but you can use whatever kind of rice that you prefer. To make things easier, I used a rice cooker and let the rice cook while I did the rest of the prep work. Follow your rice cooker's instructions to prepare your rice. In this case, I used:
1 cup of dry brown rice
1 tsp of salt
2 cups water
1 tbsp. olive oil
Step 2: Cook Ground Beef
In a skillet, I browned 1 pound of ground beef, seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper.
Step 3: Blanch Cabbage
Bring water to a boil in a double boiler.
Place pieces of cabbage (I used about 1/2 a large head of cabbage) into the boiling water for approximately 3 minutes.
Drain water from cabbage.
Step 4: Mix Ingredients
Mix ground beef, rice, salsa (about 1 cup), and tomato juice (about 1 cup) in a large bowl.
Step 5: Arrange the Casserole & Bake
Spray a casserole dish (I used a 9x13 Pyrex dish) with non-stick spray.
Layer cabbage and meat/rice mixture.
Bake for approx. 20 minutes in about a 350 degree oven.
Optionally, you can top the casserole with your favorite cheese.