2 Pot Stove Top Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I love stuffed cabbage rolls but don't have the time or patience to stuff them. I usually make a casserole version in the oven but after fooling around with a few recipes I had on hand, I found this way much quicker and just as tasty. Makes a great busy weeknight dinner. I like to serve this with some warm bread or dinner rolls. I also like to make the rice with a recipe posted by Jan S, #53546 Perfect rice every time we cook it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In one pot, cook rice; you will want to end up with 2 cups of cooked rice.
  2. In the second pot, a medium dutch oven, brown ground beef, onion and garlic; drain if needed and return to pot.
  3. Add your soup and sauce, 1/2 cup water, cabbage, salt and pepper to taste; stir well.
  4. Cook over medium heat, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until cabbage is soft.
  5. Stir occasionally and add remainder 1/4 cup of water while cooking, if sauce gets too thick.
  6. Divide rice onto 4 plates; top with the beefy tomato cabbage mix.
Most Helpful

3 5

My family liked this just fine but felt that it was not really comparable to the original and it still took much longer than 20 minutes to soften the cabbage. I agree with Debilyn_ks that it seemed like it was missing something. I even added a little butter and a dash of vinegar like my original rolled recipe. I think it was the tomato sauce/water that diluted the taste down.

4 5

I also love stuffed cabbage and this was so quick and easy to make! I used ground round, pre-shredded cabbage and tomato sauce with garlic. Added some additional lemon pepper, celery seed, and red pepper flakes as it needed just a bit more flavor for us. Will make this again!

3 5

It was quick and easy, but we didn't care for it. I did add 1 tb each of brown sugar and lemon juice. But it seemed to be missing something.