I was cleaning out the fridge and had a LOT of cabbage and some sour cream, so I found this recipe. Based on all the comments that it was a bit bland, I doubled the onions, tripled the garlic, added some red pepper flakes with the garlic, added sliced fresh mushrooms and some smoked paprika with the cabbage. Also used manchego and Romano cheese, instead of cheddar, because that was what I had. Turned out great! Even better the second day. In fact, it didn't last 24 hours in our house.
We really enjoyed this! We used ground pork, which we browned just a little with garlic and then threw in a crockpot with the other ingredients. I added more garlic, and also added some onion powder and garlic salt. It cooked on low for about 7 hours (I stirred intermittently) and then I topped it with the breadcrumbs, fried onions, and a little more cheese and broiled the whole crockpot in the oven for about 5 minutes. I felt it was a lacking some kind of seasoning or herb but didn't know what; nonetheless I loved it!
very easy and inexpensive. I may try adding bacon in the mix next time. Maybe some french fried onions on top too. Otherwise if you like cabbage this one has great flavor without any additions.
I substituted precooked vegetarian ground "meat" for the ground meat and used the crockpot to cook the casserole. I simply put all the ingredients except the onion and breadcrumbs, along with extra garlic, in a 4 qt crockpot and cooked it on low for about 6.5 hours. The casserole was delicious and gave me faith that cabbage CAN be tasty!
Very delicious! I made it using hints from several reviewers..the hot Italian sausage, the extra garlic, some mushrooms, the buttered, garlic-ed breadcrumbs, some extra cheese over the top, and served over noodles. Served with some rye bread & butter. A nice satisfying meal...and easy.
Thank you for sharing another wonderful recipe Hope. This recipe was delicious, my dh & I both really enjoyed all the flavors in this incredible dish. Rich, creamy and oh so comforting. I used hot italian sausage and soft bread crumbs in this dish, they worked really well and blended perfectly with the other ingredients. Into my keeperbox this goes.
Love it! Even better a few days later as leftovers! Wonderful! Hubby thought the breadcrumbs were too much, but that's probably because I used too much (didn't measure those, so don't know how much I used). I thought it was great the way I made it--him not eating the leftovers leaves more for me! Very hearty and a great use of cabbage and beef!
ZWT6: Delicious!! We used ground beef to make our casserole - YUM
This was good, but a bit bland for out taste with the ground meat combinations. We liked the idea a lot though so the second time I made it we used leftover grilled mild Italian Sausage links cut into bite sized pieces and substituted french fried onion rings for the bread crumbs. Next time, if I don't have any of that I'll use ground Italian sausage. Absolutely delicious that way. Hubby took some to work and I had several requests for the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Oh yeahâ€¦ that was a great meal and good for you too! I used ground turkey, mixed 1 1/2 cups of cheese in the mixture, then topped the casserole it with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and topped that with panko mixed with a small amount of melted butter. Oh Yeah!