Fast and Easy Unstuffed Cabbage

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

Same great taste minus all the hard work!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot, brown 2 onions in about a Tbspn of oil.
  2. At this point you can add the ground beef as is and brown, or you can make the ground beef into meat balls.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1 hour or place in oven-proof casserole and bake for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

I'm not going to rate because it is just my personal taste that I did not love this. I should have realized that the cranberry sauce would make this a sweetish dish and I don't like the combination of meat and sweetness. It was very easy to make and turned out wonderfully - just too sweet for us.

SuzieQue November 15, 2003

I loved this! It was exactly what I was in the mood for when I saw this recipe, and about 100 times easier than my family praakes recipe. I halved the recipe and simmered it for 40 minutes, so the cabbage remained a tad crunchy. It was delicious & flavorful as is, but I added Hungarian hot paprika at the end because I wanted a little spice, and it was fantastic. I used 1 tspn olive oil for the onions, and 4% fat ground beef. Half the recipe measured exactly 4 cups, each cup = 294 calories, 4.75 grams fat, (1.5 sat). Can’t believe this a dish I can eat while losing weight! Thank you Caryn.

Anna Kumquat July 21, 2003

This was a great twist on "cabbage rolls." I loved the addition of the cranberry sauce, would never have thought of it! It reall worked though! I baked it for about an hour at 300 and just used the ground beef as it was, didn't make the meatballs, but I may try that next time. Thanks!

PugsAndKisses July 01, 2003

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