Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are tasty and healthy!
Today I am making slow cooker stuffed cabbage rolls! This Cabbage Roll recipe is absolutely delicious and makes cabbage, which can be an acquired taste, a lot more palatable for kids. Let’s face it…stuff something with hamburg and pour a some tomato sauce on it and most likely your kid will eat it!
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are good for you!
Who knew that cabbage was so healthy? OK, it’s a veggie and ever since we were little kids our mom’s were always telling us to eat our veggies because they were good for us. But recently I have become aware that cabbage is particularly good for us in a number of ways. I have read articles saying that it is beneficial for numerous maladies such as constipation, stomach ulcers, headaches, obesity, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, heart disease, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease. Now I’m not sure if all the hype is true and I don’t want to accused of handing out false medical info but I do know that cabbage contains a lot of Vitamins C and K, beta-carotene, sulfur, iodine, potassium and is a great source of fiber. So if we get our families to eat more cabbage it’s a good thing. And if you have a home garden, you can get more information on growing cabbage here at the Old Farmers Almanac
It’s great in the Crock-Pot anytime of the year.
I love living here in northern Maine. Yes, it gets brutally cold in the winter but you can stay inside, huddled next to a warm wood stove and watch the snowflakes drift by. The aroma of the Stuffed Cabbage Rolls simmering in the slow cooker makes me feel warm inside. And after Bill and Doug get done with the snow plowing (we can get literally up to our eyeballs in snow with close to 6 ft. on the ground), they are going to love to sit down to a hearty meal like this. And in the summer when I can get my cabbage fresh from the garden, I use my slow cooker to make a nice dinner without heating up the kitchen.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe
This is my favorite recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls. These cabbage rolls come out of the slow cooker moist and juicy with lots of flavor. I like serving them with a side of noodles because the sauce is so yummy but they are really a meal in themselves. You have meat, a veggie, and even a starch with the rice so this recipe can be a one dish meal or served with a small garden salad.Print
Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe – I’m Singin’ The Hot Days Blues
This is a great one dish meal, and you can use different ground meats tailored to your families preference.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- 12 large cabbage leaves
- 1 lb. lean ground meat – I’m using pork but ground beef, lamb, turkey can all work just adjust the seasonings
- 1/2 c. cooked rice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. leaf thyme
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
- 1/4 c. water
- Wash cabbage leaves.
- Boil 4 cups of water.
- Turn heat off and soak cabbage leaves for 5 minutes. This will wilt them and make them more workable.
- Remove, drain, and cool.
- Combine remaining ingredients except for tomato paste and water.
- Place 2 tbsp. of the meat/rice mixture on each leaf and roll up firmly, tucking ends in as you roll.
- Place in the crock pot with overlap side down, stacking them on each other if necessary.
- Combine tomato paste and water and pour over the cabbage rolls.
- Cover and cook on low for 6- 8 hours.
Cut out the core from a head of cabbage. Place the cabbage head in the freezer for at least 4 hours. Take the cabbage out of the freezer and let it thaw. Now the leaves will peel easily and have enough flexibility to roll without having to blanch them.
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