Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is one we'll be using for an upcoming week of menu planning. I always make meat sauce in large batches and freeze it, so I'll be using what I have on hand, so if you don't like the sound of this one, feel free to substitute your favorite. Prep time/cooking time is for the recipe as written.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, cook sausage, green pepper and onion until the sausage is browned; drain.
  2. Stir in the tomato juice, tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper; simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Melt butter in a Dutch oven; saute cabbage over medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a serving platter and top with the meat sauce.


Most Helpful

This reminded me so much of cabbage rolls without all of the work. I used lean turkey italian sausage and other than adding a clove of garlic & a pinch of sugar followed the recipe. The sauce thickened nicely, was mild, but flavorful, and paired well with the cabbage. Made for the July Comfort Cafe Event.

Susie D July 11, 2009

This is almost like an "unstuffed" cabbage dish. It's really tasty. I used lean turkey sausage and V-8 juice for the tomato juice. This is wonderful by itself, but if you wanted a side dish, anything from potatoes to noodles to rice would work. Thanx for posting!

*Parsley* April 03, 2009

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