Crock Pot Swedish Cabbage Rolls (The Best!!!!!!)

"My husband has tried many different recipes for cabbage rolls and swears these are the best he has ever had."
 
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Ready In:
7hrs 30mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Immerse cabbage leaves in large kettle of boiling water for about 3 minutes or until limp; drain.
  • Combine egg, 1/4 cup of sauce, onion, salt, pepper, beef, and cooked rice.
  • Place about 1/4 cup meat mixture in center of each leaf; fold in sides and roll ends over meat.
  • Place in slow-cooking pot.
  • Combine tomato sauce with brown sugar, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Pour over cabbage rolls.
  • Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours.

Questions & Replies

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  1. tiff1292
    Has anyone tried crushed tomatoes for there topping and for adding a little lile 1/4 c. To meat mixture if yes how'd it come out??
     
  2. Samantha V.
    Has anyone tried doubling the recipe??
     
  3. Catherine S.
    Do you cook the ground beef first or stuff them with raw meat?
     
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Reviews

  1. Greeny4444
    These were wonderful! I made them to have for dinner last night and got compliments all around the house (husband and father-in-law). I read the reviews and doubled the sauce, and I am definitely glad I did! Other than that, I used dried minced onion (2 tsp.), added garlic powder to the filling (1 tsp.), and I used ground turkey. The rolls cooked for about 8 1/2 hours on low, while I finished my holiday shopping, and they didn't fall apart or anything (mine looked just like the photo from loof)! My husband thought he wouldn't like them when he heard what I was making, but he did! I served the rolls over noodles and I also made some oven-roasted sweet potato slices to go with it. Thanks for this awesome recipe!
     
  2. Cristin
    I have always wanted a great stuffed cabbage dish! My search is over! This recipe is not only DELICIOUS but super simple to make! My store didn't have savoy cabbage so I used regular cabbage and did blance the leaves. The only other change I made was I doubled the recipe and quadrupled the sauce. It wasn't overly saucy when they were done, and the meat was most but the rolls were firm and not falling apart. A VERY enjoyable meal! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to make it again!
     
  3. SuzanneMac
    Very easy to make. Cabbage rolls can be intimidating, and these are a great way to get started. I used a mix of ground turkey and ground pork and cooked in the slow cooker on high for 5 hours. Turned out great!
     
  4. Srt
    Excellent--the use of savoy cabbage makes all the difference. I did used meatloaf mix which is a combo of hamburger, veal and pork which gave a little more fat content and more flavor. I added a dash of white wine vinegar. The smooth flavor of savoy cabbage compliments the beef mixture very well. I do recommend doubling or tripling the sauce if you want some to pour over the roll during serving. The sauce was very delicious and worth it. It's rare that you make a dish that needs no alteration after cooking. Thanks!
     
  5. ATLGRL
    Yummy and easy, but a bit too sweet. Next time, we will cut the sugar.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Bergy
    Excellent recipe - I did make one change - I used Mexican Stewed tomatoes instead of plain tomato sauce. I loike the savoy cabbage Thanks for a lovely dinner. I can't get the stars to take but I rate this 5 stars
     
  2. Color Guard Mom
    Very good cabbage rolls! Super easy to make (I subbed cornflakes and bread crumbs for the rice) and definitely tasty. I think next time I may spice it up a bit more, but it is very good as is!
     
  3. hollygollygee
    My husband really enjoys these. I do too. I do make a few minor adjustments however. Sometimes I use ground turkey instead of beef...there isn't much of a difference in flavor. I also use instant rice instead of cooked rice for convenience and I add more sauce and a little extra water to compensate for the rice. My mom used to make these for me as a kid and it brings back nice memories whenever I make them.
     
  4. LadyLove
    We loved this recipe! Easy to prepare. The only change was that I used a rice pilaf mix instead of plain white rice. I think it would be good either way though.
     

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