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Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small head green cabbage
  • 14 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In a skillet over medium high heat, crumble and brown the ground beef until just a little pink is left. Drain if necessary.
  2. Add the diced onion, thyme, parsley, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt to the skillet. Continue to cook everything together for 3-5 minutes until the onions have started to soften.
  3. Add the skillet mixture to the crockpot.
  4. Chop the cabbage into pieces about an inch in size. Add the chopped cabbage to the crockpot.
  5. In a mixing bowl or large measuring cup, add the petite diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and water. Mix until well combined. Add the sauce to the crockpot and mix all the parts together so everything is well dispersed.
  6. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. If time permits, stir the crockpot halfway through cooking.
  7. Serve hot over rice.

Enjoy your meal!


1. Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?
Yes, you can substitute ground turkey for ground beef if you prefer a lighter option.

2. Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned?
While canned tomatoes are recommended for convenience, you can use fresh tomatoes if you prefer. Adjust the quantity according to taste.

3. Can I prepare this recipe on the stovetop instead of a crockpot?
Yes, you can cook the dish on the stovetop over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and the flavors are well combined. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.


4. Can I freeze leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

5. Can I omit the Worcestershire sauce?
While Worcestershire sauce adds depth of flavor, you can omit it if you prefer or if you have dietary restrictions. Adjust the seasoning to taste.