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Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls
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Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls


  • Meat Filling
  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/3 sweet onion , chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Creole seasoning (optional)
  • Rice
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 1/2 cup beef stock
  • Sauce
  • 2 tbl butter
  • 1/2 sweet onion , diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes , undrained
  • 1 tbl apple vinegar
  • 1 tbl brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 heads red cabbage


  • Bring your cooking liquid for your rice to boil in a small pot and add your rice to cook.
  • Cook following manufacturers instructions and then set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, add the meat, onion, garlic powder, onion powder, egg, salt, cumin, and Creole seasoning. Add in your cooked rice and mix to combine.
  • Set aside.
  • In a separate pot that is large enough to set a colander inside of it, add a small amount of water to the pot and put your cabbage head in the colander and cover.
  • Bring the water to boil and let the cabbage steam for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove and repeat with the second head of cabbage.
  • Remove your second cabbage head and let cool until you are ready to build your cabbage rolls.
  • In one last separate pot, make your sauce.
  • Melt the butter and add in the chopped onion.
  • Cook until browned and then add in your tomatoes, garlic powder, apple vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to a low boil and then reduce heat to low.
  • Let cook for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully peel off the cabbage leaves of the first head of cabbage.
  • Using a measuring cup (I used 1/4 cup) or a large spoon, scoop your meat/rice filling and put it in the middle of the cabbage leaf.
  • Tuck in the sides and roll the cabbage leaf up, making a small package.
  • Set inside of your slow cooker.
  • Repeat until all of your meat filling is used.
  • Pour your sauce on top of your cabbage rolls and set your slow cooker to low.
  • Cook for 8-10 hours.