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One-Pot Unstuffed Cabbage

Here is one of my favorite ways to cook and enjoy cabbage. It has all the good flavor of regular cabbage rolls, but it's a lot less bother to make. In fact, it's a one-pot meal! —Mrs. Bernard Snow, Lewiston, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • TOMATO SAUCE:
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium head cabbage, coarsely chopped (about 8 cups)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

Directions

  • In a large skillet, combine sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the rice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over rice mixture; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 36 balls, about 1-1/4 in. in diameter. Add to simmering sauce.
  • Cover and simmer about 45 minutes or until the cabbage is tender. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 291 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 7g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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