Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
With an Italian flavor, this one dish casserole is always a hit at dinner and pot lucks. Most never realize it is cabbage. I love being able to put this together the evening or morning before to just pop in the oven. I received this recipe at a potluck 13 years ago from a coworker who was not allowed by her peers to bring any other dish. A salad and crusty bread and your meal is complete. Weight Watchers Pts=9.62
- 1 head cabbage (about 3 pounds)
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup rice (instant)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can tomato soup
- 8 ounces spicy hot V8
- 6 ounces V8 vegetable juice
- 6 fluid ounces water
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- Cut the cabbage into medium size pieces and place in the bottom of a greased 9x13 in casserole dish.
- Brown the meat and onion in a large skillet, drain well, return to skillet.
- Stir the rice, salt and pepper into the meat.
- Spoon the meat/rice mixture over the cabbage.
- In a saucepan, heat soup, V-8 juice and water to boiling.
- Pour over ingredients in casserole dish.
- Sprinkle cheese over all.
- Cover tightly with foil.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
- DON'T PEEK!
This was easy and came together great, but I thought it was lacking a little in the flavor department. I used all spicy V8 juice and added some garlic to the onion/meat mixture, but I thought it was still kind of bland. I'll try this again using some Italian seasoning to boost the flavor.
Easy to make and scrumptious! If you want to make this recipe "heart smart" e.g. low fat/low salt, substitute with the following: No Salt Added Tomato Sauce (Muir Glen Organic makes a no salt added);No Salt Added Tomato Soup; Low Sodium V8 Juice; use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef/pork, or just use very lean ground beef with no pork. You will probably need to go to an organic grocery store to find a good selection of no salt/low salt items, i.e. Whole Foods.
Absolutely delicious! Followed your easy directions, and came up with a king-size bucket of good stuff! It's even better as "reruns"! Great cause I keep most of the ingredients around anyway. Mmmmm, be doing this one again! Thanks for sharing, Laudee