Grand Slam Low Fat Unstuffed Cabbage

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

My family has made stuffed cabbage rolls for 35 years or more, then as we grew older, we migrated to unstuffed cabbage casseroles. I always thought that our stuffed, and unstuffed casseroles always tasted rather bland, so I created this recipe, and the taste blew my mind. Be prepared to freeze some of this, cause it makes a ton. Your family will gobble this up. This is truly the best cabbage I have ever eaten.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Core and slice cabbage 1/2" thick, and add to water in pot, and stir and cook till wilted.
  2. Meanwhile - chop ground meat fine as you fry till it's no longer red. Place cooked meat in a colander to drain grease. Then wash the ground meat with running hot faucet running water to remove rest of grease.
  3. Add ground meat, and sauce, and salsa to wilted cabbage, then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Serve over cooked white rice if you desire.
  4. NOTE: At this point it is done, but you could have used the medium, or hot salsa instead, but that is much too peppered for me.
  5. I used two 6" heads of cabbage, and the taste was strong and delicious, but I really believe that, with even larger heads of cabbage, and more meat if you choose = the taste wouldn't hardly deminish.
  6. If you decide to add white rice to the recipe in the pot, consider using converted rice that holds it's texture even after freezing = like Uncle Ben's.
  7. See my recipe for gumbo to get 13 minute boiled white rice recipe.
Most Helpful

Cajun Joe, you da man! This recipe is fabulous, I am on a low salt, low-fat diet so I also substituted with ground turkey and did not add any salt or pepper after tasting. I did however add some of the salt-free McCormicks Multi Purose Seasoning, but it really did not need it. I think next time I make it I will try using both a low salt pasta sauce as well as salsa. I can't wait to make this for my picky grandsons, I think they will LOVE it. Thanks again Joe!

Jim Wise April 06, 2010

Oh oh....first time user so forgot to add my rating. Posted a review prior but didn't give you the 5 stars that your recipe deserved. Will ya ever forgive me, Cajun?

Gypsyspirited1 May 13, 2008

I made this for dinner last night and it is fabulous..i used ground turkey. It is quick, makes a lot and I will make again. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

susiehomemaker April 09, 2008