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One Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

One Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls are something that I did not grow up eating. I blame it on the lack of Ukrainians in Alabama. Thankfully there are a lot of Ukrainians in Calgary so I have made up for lost. time. Unfortunately, the whole cooking the cabbage and then rolling them in to rolls has put me off from actually making cabbage rolls at home. Then my friend Maija mentioned that she makes cheater unstuffed cabbage rolls. Huh? I had to check out her recipe. All the flavours of cabbage rolls without the work? Perfect!

I finally got around to making this recipe (with a few tweaks of course) this week. It was a big hit with Dewey and I. In fact, we ate it for dinner two days in a row. I think it tasted better the second day after the flavours had a chance to meld. Evan wan’t as excited but he really doesn’t like foods that are all mixed together unless it involves pasta so I wouldn’t trust his opinion. This is the perfect meal for a cold and snowy day. It comes together pretty quickly so it works well for a school night. Serve it with steamed rice, a nice french baguette and maybe a glass of wine. Enjoy and stay warm!

One Pot Cheater Cabbage Rolls - Merry About Town
Yield: 8

One Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Love the taste of cabbage rolls but not all the work? Try this delicious one pot cheater cabbage rolls recipe! Yum!


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean hamburger meat
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz stewed tomatoes, canned
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add hamburger meat, onion and garlic. Cook until beef is browned. Drain and discard grease.
  3. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili sauce, broth, cabbage and Italian seasoning. Stir well.
  4. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 - 40 minutes or until the cabbage is tender.
  5. Serve with steamed rice and crusty bread.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 1041mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 6gSugar: 13gProtein: 22g

Easy One Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe - Merry About Town

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Sunday 7th of December 2014

I also make Lazy Cabbage Rolls (they are meatless) and so good! Cheers.


Thursday 27th of November 2014

hmm, love the idea of easy cabbage rolls. do you think a red cabbage would work? i've got one in my fridge that really needs to be eaten up.

Kyla@Mommy's Weird

Wednesday 26th of November 2014

This is one of my GO TO's. LOVE IT.

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