How to make it

  • First soften the cabbage leaves. Put a large stock pot of salted water on high heat. Carefully cut about two inches of the base of the cabbage core out. I usually make a square incision around the core and then cut corner to corner of the square and lift the pieces out. This will enable the leaves to be peeled off easier once they are steamed. Immerse your cabbage gently in the water (you can do this right away before the water gets boiling) and then once the water starts to boil vigorously turn the heat down to medium. As the leaves on the outside of the cabbage get steamed and go limp, gently pull them out of the pot and lay them on a clean tea towel to cool. When the leaf is cool, get a sharp paring knife and shave the majority of the thick vein of the leaf off so there are no hard bits at the end.
  • While the leaves are cooling, cook rice, then brown the hamburger, bacon and onion together. Add cooked rice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  • Once you have your leaf prepared, put a good sized spoonful (maybe two tablespoons worth depending on the size of the leaf) of the meat mixture near one end of the leaf. Fold in sides of leaf and then roll up. Pack cabbage rolls close together in a greased casserole dish. Mix and heat 2 cans of tomato soup in a saucepan with about 1 1/2 cans of water and pour over cabbage rolls in dish. Cover and cook at 325F for 2 hours. Enjoy!

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    So delicious, the bacon rocks the dish. TWO BIG Thumbs up!!
    IMI review on 10/17/14

    Cabbage Rolls
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    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Great recipe, and easy enough! Added some fresh chopped tomatoes into the meat mixture. My review is in the PSO's link Cabbage Rolls
    6/29/13
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    on my short list to make....love cabbage rolls
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    " It was excellent "
    NPMarie ate it and said...
    Worked very well to prep everything and bake later! Love this recipe:)
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    " It was excellent "
    NPMarie ate it and said...
    Made this yesterday and we loved it! This really is an easy recipe for cabbage rolls! Loved your instructions for cooking the whole head of cabbage, worked very well:) the tomato soup made a delicious sauce as well:) The changes I made were, I used ground turkey, cooked brown rice and just a pinch of thyme to the meat mixture. More in IMI Cabbage Rolls
    Thanks Janet:)
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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Good flavor. Kind of a long bake time. First cabbage roll recipe that came out well for me.
    See Cabbage Rolls for more.
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    " It was excellent "
    KeyWee ate it and said...
    Wonderful and easy to do with the great instructions given. I have never had luck with cabbage rolls in the past. This recipe is a KEEPER! Only thing I did differently was to add a bit of the meat mixture to the sauce ~ I had some left and didn't want to waste it. Thanks, chuckie!!
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    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    LOVE love love cabbage rolls!!! Bacon?!?! Great sounding addition! Nice post ;)
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  • mommabaker 2 years ago
    Janet, I am so going to make this soon! Yum!
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  • borinda 2 years ago
    You can do it sweet and sour, too, as our family traditionally made them. A little lemon juice and sugar, in balance, and we think it's nirvana. Stuffed cabbage, mmmm.
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    NPMarie ate it and said...
    Love cabbage rolls! Nice post Janet:)
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  • theoldgoldminer 3 years ago
    Can't hardly beat cabbage rolls.
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    AHA I have the cabbage! This is a yummy dish!
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  • pleclare 4 years ago
    I am going to make these. Phil likes them a little sweet-sour so will add a little lemon juice. Yum!
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  • hunnee 4 years ago
    these look exactly like the ones my friend Maude makes, thank you :D
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  • doubled 4 years ago
    ^5 Cabbage rolls are a personal favorite of mine
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  • mrtnzangel8 4 years ago
    I love that this doesn't have a ton of ingredients in it! You know me..the simpler the better. One question, though. Since I've decided not to buy Minute Rice any longer (have decided I like the flavor/texture of long grain much more) can I substitute? Surely with a 2 hour cooking time I can?
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  • nativeprincess 4 years ago
    What a great & easy recipe. I love cabbage rolls :)
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  • valinkenmore 4 years ago
    Love these Janet and this sounds so easy. Thanks for the great post.
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  • grecogirl 4 years ago
    Sounds Great!
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