Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This was in a local school cookbook, it is super easy and as good as the "hard work" cabbage rolls.
- Brown meat and onion then stir the tomato soup and the rice, salt and pepper.
- Layer half the cabbage in a greased 9x13 inch dish, cover with 1/2 the hamburger mixture, then layer the remainder of the cabbage and rest of the hamburger mixture. (Could use only 1 layer of hamburger between cabbage).
- Bake covered at 350 for 1 1/2 hours.
- Sometimes I sprinkle the top with some grated cheddar cheese and pop back in the oven 5 min until melted.
This is exactly how I make this, except that I only mix 1/2 a can of the tomato soup into the rice mixture. Then I pour the rest of the tomato soup on in layers like a sauce. I also only do one layer of meat stuff in the middle and end w/ cabbage on top and pour a whole can of tomato soup over the top. I like it to have some sauciness to it, because just like traditional cabbage rolls, we always serve this with mashed potatoes and the sauce is amazing over it! I make this and freeze it quite often. When freezing, I pre-cook the rice and saute the cabbage so that it's mostly cooked. I let it thaw in the fridge overnight and put it in the oven and yumm. Oh, you can also do this in the crockpot :)
Easy and good for you. Only problem I had was in READING the timing on the recipe carefully enough. I got it all together and ready to stick in the oven and THEN saw the hour and a half! One call to the Dominos man, and we had the Casserole the next day.
Although I don't make it quite this way, it is similar and very good. I add a can of petite diced tomatoes to the cooked hamburger/onion mixture and 1 cup of rice that is not cooked. Various spices that I like, and I use tomato sauce, sweetened just a bit with some sugar that is poured over the layered mixture. I cook the casserole in an electric pressure cooker for approximately 20 minutes after it comes to pressure.