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Unstuffed Cabbage RollsUnstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Prepared by: Amy Vance,
Nutrition Specialist,

University of Missouri Extension

January 29, 2017


Yield: 4 servings (1 cup per serving)



  • 1 pound ground beef, browned
  • 2 14-ounce cans no-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 large cabbage
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


To freeze:

  1. Brown ground beef, drain fat, cool completely. Wash and then chop cabbage into smaller bite-sized pieces. Dice onion and crush garlic if not already done.
  2. Place all ingredients inside gallon freezer bag. Press flat, this will make for quicker thawing and save freezer space.


To thaw:

  1. Place in fridge overnight.
  2. Once thawed place contents in a deep pot over medium heat, cover with a lid. Stir occasionally, until heated through.
  3. Serve over rice, potatoes or pasta if desired. You could also easily turn this meal into a soup — add 2 cups water and 2 cups of broth, then add a bit more seasonings to taste.


Nutrition information per serving

Calories: 256

Total Fat: 7.5g

Sodium: 213mg

Carbohydrates: 9.9g

Fiber: 2.9g

Protein: 36.5g


Source: Smart Money


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