Cabbage Rolls Recipe

This Cabbage Rolls Recipe is easy to make and tastes so very good. Cabbage leaves are stuffed with a mixture of hamburger, rice, onion and egg, then baked in a great homemade tomato sauce.

As these cabbage rolls have a meat mixture stuffing, they are a quick complete meal by themselves which I like to serve with peeled, cooked potatoes.

Sometimes I will cook some smoked sausages or frozen perogies at the same time to expand the meal, as they all complement each other and taste great together.

To me this is a real comfort food meal and this cabbage rolls recipe might also become a welcome addition to your free and easy recipe collection.

Leftover cabbage rolls and the tomato sauce also freeze very well for future quick meals.

This recipe will yield about 8-10 servings.


  • 1 large head of cabbage
  • 1 lb. ground beef, or 1/2 ground beef, 1/2 ground pork
  • 1/2 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

  • Sauce:

  • 2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 2 28 oz. cans tomatoes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Steam cabbage until leaves are wilted OR freeze whole cabbage for a day, then unthaw in cold water.
  • Combine ground meat, rice, onion, eggs, salt and pepper.
  • Separate cabbage leaves.
  • On outside of leaves, trim thick cabbage rib down to be even with rest of leaf.
  • Turn leaves over to form pocket for filling.
  • Place about a tablespoon full of meat mixture onto bottom part of each leaf, and roll up, tucking in the sides to form a little stuffed roll.
  • Place seam side down into large greased roasting pan.
  • Combine sauce ingredients and pour over stuffed cabbage rolls.
  • Bake covered for 1 hour, uncover and bake 2 hours longer.

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