Unstuffed cabbage rolls


October 9, 2017

Unstuffed cabbage rolls 5 0 5 1

Unstuffed cabbage rolls ... super simple in the slow cooker

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • 30 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    3 hrs

  • Yields: 8-12 serves.


1kg lean mince beef

1 large onion , diced

3 cloves garlic , minced

1 tin tomato soup

½ tin water

2 tablespoons tomato paste (i do 2 big squirts)

3 tins diced tomatoes

3 teaspoons mixed herbs

½ bunch parsley (as much as you want)

salt & pepper to taste

2 1/2 cups cooked rice (i used brown but can use either)

drizzle olive oil

1 cabbage chopped (approx. 8 cups)


1Brown meat, onion, mixed herbs and garlic and drain any fat

2In seperate bowl add tomato soup, canned tomatoes,tomato paste, water, parsley, rice and browned meat and mix thoroughly.

3Lightly saute cabbage and olive oil.

4Remove ½ cabbage from the pan

5Spread remaining across base of slow cooker

6Top with half of the beef/rice mixture.

7Repeat layers ending with beef/rice.

8Cook on high for just over 2hrs

9Cooking time will vary depending on your slow cooker


11I bulked mine out with extra vegetables as I am freezing the bulk for lunches / dinners

12In the mince / rice mixture I added 1 large carrot grated and ½ bunch spinach

13In with the cabbage I added ½ cauliflower

14You could add whatever additional vegetables you like

Submitted by Debbie Cunningham


3 Reviews


October 4, 2021

Whole family enjoyed this meal. Only used 1/2 a large cabbage and still nearly filled my 6.5ltr slow cooker. Enough to feed my family of 5 for two nights! Added sour cream to the plates and tasted awesome!

I would say around 400g each

Valerie Gibbons

October 18, 2018

Hello, what size cans of tomatoes?

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