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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

These flavorful low-carb beef and cabbage rolls are made with tender boiled cabbage leaves stuffed with beef and rice cooked in a homemade tomato sauce. They’re easy to make, filling, and the perfect comfort food. Serve them with sour cream and cilantro, or eat them all by themselves for the perfect weeknight dinner.

Tasty Team
88% would make again

2 hr

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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2 hr


for 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz crushed tomato (795 g)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Cabbage Rolls

  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ cup uncooked medium-grain white rice (100 g)
  • 1 large green cabbage, core removed
  • sour cream, for serving
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 551
  • Fat 27g
  • Carbs 41g
  • Fiber 12g
  • Sugar 18g
  • Protein 38g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a medium pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil until shimmering, then cook the garlic until fragrant, for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the crushed tomato, paprika, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, oregano, rice, and 1 cup (260 G) of tomato sauce. Mix until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the cabbage, cut side down. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) for 45 minutes.
  6. Transfer the cabbage to a cutting board, cut side up, and let cool until it reaches room temperature.
  7. Peel off a layer of the cabbage. With the stem facing upwards, use a paring knife to trim the thicker stem, which will make the leaf easier to roll. With the stem side pointed towards you, place a few tablespoons of filling at the base of the leaf.
  8. Roll upwards so the filling is covered by a single layer of the cabbage. Fold both sides in, then roll all the way up.
  9. Place the cabbage roll seam side down in a 9x13-inch (23x33 -cm) baking dish and repeat with the remaining filling.
  10. Spoon the remaining tomato sauce over the cabbage rolls.
  11. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Enjoy!
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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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