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Cabbage Roll Casserole

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“A friend gave me the original recipe for this and I added a few spices to give it a little more flavor. I've made it "my way" ever since and everyone who has it seems to enjoy it very much. One other way I did this was to eliminate the tomato sauce (didn't have any that day) and use a can of Rotel diced tomatoes with chiles. Because they have juice I lowered the amount of water a bit. It turned out delicious that way too! I have also put the sauce together earlier in the day and let it sit to make sure the flavors went through really well.”
1hr 20mins
1 casserole

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 12 cup chopped onion (or more)
  • 12 cup uncooked longrain rice
  • 12 head chopped cabbage (at least 6-8 cups worth)
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can tomato soup
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 12 cup water
  • 14 teaspoon marjoram (if you don't have marjoram use a little extra oregano....they are very similar in flavor)
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar


  1. Brown the ground beef and onion. Drain. Mix the rice into that. Set aside. Chop the cabbage and spread over the bottom of a 13x9 pan. Spread the meat/onion mixture over that. In a saucepan combine the rest of the ingredients and bring them to a light boil. Pour this over the meat and cabbage. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/4-1 1/2 hours. NOTE: Recently I have reversed the way I layer the ingredients in the baking dish. I put the meat/rice mix in first and top with the cabbage. I then pour the liquid over that. I find it works better as far as not ending up with hard bits of uncooked or dried up rice.
  2. I like to sometimes sprinkle my serving with parmesan cheese just for a little extra flavor, too.
  3. Note: If you don't have marjoram use extra oregano -- or -- if you have no oregano use extra marjoram -- they are very similar. I notice people saying they used garlic. Why didn't I think of that?! Love using garlic. I will be adding some next time I make this myself!

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