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Saucy Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.


8 servings

I've been trying to incorporate more whole grains into my family's diet. This saucy rice dinner has all the southwest flavors they love. —Marcia Doyle, Pompano, Florida
Saucy Beef and Cabbage Dinner Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 can (46 ounces) reduced-sodium tomato juice
  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: Fresh thyme and fresh parsley, chopped


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onion and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; crumble beef; drain. If desired, sprinkle with thyme and parsley.
  2. Add the next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until cabbage and rice are tender, 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 253 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

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