Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This derives from my mothers cabbage roll recipe. Rolling those darn things is too time consuming, so...I came up with this short, less labor intensive version, and best of all tastes the same! Easily can be doubled for a potluck pleaser

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. mix first 7 ingredients and form into 1" meatballs.
  2. In a roasting pan, coat the bottom of the roasting pan with some of the cabbage.
  3. place meat balls ontop of cabbage.
  4. put remaining cabbage on top of meat balls.
  5. in a separate bowl, mix soup and juice or mix.
  6. pour over top of mixture, spreading evenly with a large spoon.
  7. bake, covered at 375 degrees on middle rack for about 1 to 11/2 hours until done.
  8. gently stir before serving.
Most Helpful

I made half the recipe using 1 lb ground round and a large bag of cole slaw mix (I'm not too steady with the knife for cutting cabbage heads!) This taste pretty much like my mom's stuffed cabbage but like you said, way easier to put together. Thanks for sharing Uncle 12. Made for Pick A Chef Spring 2011.

ElaineAnn April 01, 2011

My hubby and I loved this! I made it in my crock pot on high for 5 hours. I used less pepper than called for and it was still too much. Next time I will use 1/2 teaspoon instead.

lostlin2 July 21, 2009

This is my first review ever! I have to admit though that I used some of the seasonings from my stuffed cabbage recipe. The whole recipe concept I loved. I did not like having to do all the work of rolling them. Here's what I did different. Its just my DH and I so I cut ithe recipe back. I used 1 lb meat and adjusted to that. I did add to the meat and tomatoe mix chili powder, and worchestershire sauce.(my reg recipe calls for that & I like the flavor it gives.) For the sauce I used 1 can soup, 1 can v-8 juice, 1 small can tomato sauce, added the chili pwd, dash cayenne pepper,and worch. sauce. ( I like it saucy!) I thank you for the basic recipe and will deffinatly make it again!!!!

Rit May 09, 2009