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Slow Cooker Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Slow cooker unstuffed cabbage rolls is the lazy version of a delicious, but traditionally time-consuming meal. Ground beef and rice in a savory sauce mixed together with the sweet and wonderful taste of slow-cooked cabbage.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Brunch, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: fusion
Keyword: crockpot stuffed cabbage, deconstructed stuffed cabbage, slow cooker stuffed cabbage, slow cooker unstuffed cabbage
Servings: 6
Calories: 333kcal



  • 1.5 lbs. browned ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 head cabbage, chopped
  • 28 oz can diced tomato
  • 29 oz marinara sauce or 3¾ cups of tomato sauce of choice
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ cup rice uncooked
  • ½ cup beef stock


  • Start by spraying your slow cooker with a non-stick cooking spray (or add a slow cooker liner)
  • add browned ground beef, onion, garlic, salt and rice to slow cooker
    1.5 lbs. browned ground beef, 1 small onion, chopped, 1 teaspoon garlic, minced, 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, ½ cup rice
  • Add diced tomato, sauce, cabbage and stock. Stir ingredients.
    1 head cabbage, chopped, 28 oz can diced tomato, 29 oz marinara sauce, ½ cup beef stock
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.
  • Serve as is or over rice or riced cauliflower.


Note: cabbage is best chopped into medium sized pieces.  
I have only made this dish with white rice. If you try it with brown rice, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1423mg | Potassium: 1565mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1026IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 7mg