This recipe is for those of us who like stuffed cabbage but don’t like all the work. This stuffed cabbage recipe takes just four ingredients and about ten minutes to put together.

Easy Unstuffed Cabbage Recipe

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Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs10 mins
Serves: 8 people


  • 1 medium cabbage head chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 box Rice-a-Roni Spanish Rice mix (6.8 oz)
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 64 oz tomato juice


  1. Chop cabbage and spread out in a large casserole dish.
  2. Mix the rice mix and seasonings, uncooked, with the hamburger.

  3. Form into meatballs and lay on the chopped cabbage.

  4. Pour the tomato juice over the meatball/cabbage mixture.
  5. Bake covered at 300 degrees F for 2 hours, or until cabbage is tender and meatballs are fully cooked.

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