Crock Pot Hamburger Cabbage Casserole-Revised

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Last year I posted this recipe from another Weight Watchers member at a meeting. With the helpful comments from other 'Zaar' members, I made some adjustments. If you like cabbage rolls but not the work of making them, this is a perfect recipe for you. There is a similar recipe posted on the 'Zaar', but this one has a few differences and is worth the try.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups shredded cabbage or 6 cups packaged coleslaw mix
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 12-1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 -2 teaspoon mixed Italian spices
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 (25 ounce) can light spaghetti sauce
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (if you like a little more spice substitute 1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with chilies and 1 14 oz. can)
  • 14 teaspoon basil
  • 14 teaspoon seasoning salt


  1. Place 3 cups or 1/2 bag of cabbage in bottom of crock pot.
  2. Brown beef with onions, garlic salt, and Italian mixed spices in non-stick skillet and drain.
  3. Put beef on top of cabbage, and then do the same with the rice.
  4. Top with remaining cabbage, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Combine spaghetti sauce, water, tomatoes, basil, and seasoned salt in a bowl.
  6. Pour sauce mixture over top of cabbage.
  7. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
  8. Makes 6 servings with each serving size being 1 1/4 heaping cups.
  9. For all Weight Watchers folks, this is 4 points per serving and is very filling.


Most Helpful

We love stuffed cabbage leaves, but I no longer make them. I made this yesterday and we loved it. I followed the recipe the best that I could, but, made it with homemade frozen spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and herbs. I ended up with 4 quarts (4 meals) for the two of us. This is definitely something I will make again and again. I am freezing 2 quarts and will let you know how they do. Thank you so much for posting! Edited to add that it freezes well.

bayousong December 18, 2007

Found this to be quite delicious. I wanted to make this a core recipe for Weight Watchers so I used brown rice and left out the light spaghetti sauce. Instead I used one 19 oz. can of diced tomatoes and one cup of salsa. Instead of the garlic salt I used 1 tablespoon minced garlic. It was so easy to make and using the crock pot meant that we were able to go out for the afternoon and return to a cooked meal. I added a green salad and fresh fruit for dessert. Definitely a keeper.

Grandma Sharon #2 December 04, 2007

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