Full of spiced ground beef and covered in tangy tomato sauce, cabbage roll casserole is a hearty stick-to-your-ribs meal. With all the flavor of the more labor-intensive Cabbage Rolls and a minimum of effort, this is a dinner-time win.
You know those meals that are never pretty, but they are always tasty? The meals that your family requests and you cringe because you never really can get excited about “just a casserole” for dinner? This is one of them.
Layered Cabbage Rolls may not be the prettiest meal I make but it is nonetheless often requested by my husband.
Cabbage Roll Casserole
Cabbage Rolls are one of Sean’s favorite foods. This recipe simplifies the traditional rolled version down to just a couple of steps and despite appearances, they really are tasty! I’ve been making this version of cabbage rolls for years.
Along with how easy it is to put together, I also really like that I never have to worry about what side dishes to serve. This is an “all-in-one” meal that’s filling, hearty, and completely satisfying.
That’s more than worth the trade-off of not having the most aesthetically pleasing dinner every so often.
Layered Cabbage Casserole
This method of making cabbage rolls is a little simpler than the traditional version which involves rolling tons of individual cabbage leaves.
Ground beef and onions are cooked with herbs and spices in the skillet, then layered on top of cabbage leaves in a casserole dish along with uncooked rice.
After mixing together a simple tomato sauce and pouring it over the cabbage rolls, the whole thing bakes in the oven in one dish. The flavors of the meat and sauce shine against the simple backdrop of tender cabbage and fluffy grains of rice.
This Cabbage Roll Casserole is a very quick meal to put together and then it cooks in the oven through the busiest part of th