Cabbage Roll in a Bowl are a classic dish made easy. No muss, no fuss. No rolling. Just easy cabbage roll deliciousness with minimal cleanup.
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, Low-Sugar, Nut-Free)
I grew up with cabbage rolls. They were the go-to dinner my grandma would make at family gatherings. My mother never quite understood this odd favorite of mine.
Of course, as I got older it was a given I would start making them myself for my family.
There is one problem. Cabbage Rolls are time-consuming to make. We all know I have little patience when it comes to cooking.
Dinner needs to be easy. Individually wrapping each cabbage roll tucked around beef and rice was painful and hence they slowly fell off the dinner rotation.
I was inspired by our Egg Roll in a Bowl – it got me thinking perhaps we can make these Cabbage Roll IN A BOWL as well?
It’s everything we love about Cabbage Rolls but ZERO of the painstaking rolling.Throw it all in the slow cooker or pot and simmer. Bam we are complete. It is amazing and this dinner is now on our weekly rotations.
Packed with cabbage to get those greens in, filled with warming comfort and nostalgia. Yep this recipe is a winner on all fronts.
TIP: Can be made with pork, chicken turkey and even using the vegetarian meat base from our Vegetarian Meat recipe.
I began making this in a slow cooker.
I love the slow cooker and the whole set-it-and-forget-it mentality of it. I mean there are a ton of slow cooker recipes here on VeggieBalance. Check out this slow cooker recipe round-up. This cabbage roll soup is going to be added to as one of the best slow cooker recipes of all time.
I was still dirtying a pan to cook the ground beef but since I took my laziness up another level, I now make this in a large pot.
One less dish to clean. Yep, I’m lazy and I’m not ashamed. So make it in the slow cooker or in one pot. Whatever ‘laziness level’ you feel like achieving that day.
If you one day have it in your soul to muster up the work to roll each little cabbage roll this recipe here is for you.
Otherwise, all us other lazy peeps here will be eating our Cabbage Roll in a Bowl. Because really, we just need some nutritious dinner in our belly with minimal work. Am I right?!
if you are in love with this recipe i bet you’ll even more love all the recipes in the easy gluten-free cookbook!
check out just how easy this is to make!
Cabbage Roll in a Bowl
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, Low-Sugar, Nut-Free
Prep Time: 20min
Cook Time: 240min
Total Time: 260min
- 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
- 1/2 cup uncooked rice
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 6-7 cup chopped cabbage
- 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (14 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoon honey (optional but nice addition)
- 4 cups (1 quart) beef broth
- Add cooked ground beef and all remaining ingredients into a slow cooker. Mix together.
- Cook on Low 6-7 hours or High 3-4 hours.
- If cooking on the stove top, simmer on low covered stirring occasionally every couple hours, for at least 3 hours or until cabbage is tender.