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Crockpot Stuffed Cabbage

Updated on December 26, 2015
What a beautiful head of cabbage!
What a beautiful head of cabbage! | Source

Cabbage - One of the Most Nutritional Foods There is

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that you most definitely want to include in you diet at least 3 to 4 times a week. It is a powerhouse. It's health benefits and nutritional value are above the norm. Some of the most valuable benefits are:

  • richness in anti-inflammatory goodness

  • richness in antioxidants

  • richness in glucosinolates

Why are these properties? These particular types of abundance help to prevent cancer.

5 stars from 2 ratings of Crockpot Stuffed Cabbage
Stuffed Cabbage. it looks so good I could almost taste it.
Stuffed Cabbage. it looks so good I could almost taste it. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 4 hours
Ready in: 4 hours 30 min
Yields: Serves 6 people


  • 12 large cabbage leaves
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 large apple, minced
  • 1 cup rice (white or brown), cooked
  • 1 small (4 oz. can) mushroom pieces
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. celantro
  • 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (14 oz.) petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

Simple Instructions

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, blanche cabbage leaves for three minutes. Drain and run under cold water. Set aside on paper towels to drain excess water.
  2. Combine raw ground beef, eggs, garlic, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt , cooked rice, Italian bread crumbs, and cilantro. Mix well.
  3. Place cabbage leaves on a flat surface, divide mixture equally among the 12 leaves, and roll with bottom and sides enclosing filling.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in frying pan and sauté onion and garlic until onions are transparent. Add res of the ingredients and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Pour about half of the sauce into a crock pot and place cabbage rolls on top. Pour the rest of the sauce over cabbage rolls.
  6. Cook on high for approximately 4 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 cabbage rolls
Calories 251
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 28 g9%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 27 g54%
Cholesterol 64 mg21%
Sodium 98 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Tacuinum Sanitatis, Harvesting Cabbage, 15th Century

Cabbage has been around for hundreds of years.
Cabbage has been around for hundreds of years. | Source

Health Benefits of Cabbage

Cabbage is one of those superfoods that you hear about. You know the kind I mean, delicious and unbelievably nutritious. So, what's so great about cabbage?

  • It can be eaten cooked or raw. It is equally delicious and nutritious either way.
  • One cup of cabbage is only 22 calories. What a great weight loss food.
  • Cabbage is an excellent source for Vitamin C.
  • The important mineral, Iron is found in cabbage and is required for the red blood cell formation.
  • It is said that cabbage can be used as laxative, to treat intestinal ulcers, engorged breasts, rheumatism, sore throat, melancholy and to extract excess heat from the body.
  • Cabbage is filled to the brim with powerful antioxidants that are known to help protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers.
  • Cabbage is low in cholesterol and saturated fat.
  • It is believed that people who eat large amounts of cabbage regularly are found to have a low rate of colon cancer.
  • It has loads of Vitamin K which help to give you healthy bones.
  • Cabbage contains fiber which helps keep the digestive tact clean.
  • Potassium is also contained in cabbage and helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Not only that, it helps reduce LDL or "bad cholesterol" levels in the blood.
  • Plus,Vitamin K has established role been shown to help in the cure of Alzheimer's disease patients.
  • If you like juicing, juiced cabbage is known to help cure stomach and intestinal ulcers.


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      Faith Reaper 17 months ago from southern USA

      Yummy, I will have to try your recipe! I knew cabbage was healthy but had not clue until reading your informative hub just how good for you it is.

      Thanks for sharing this gem.

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      Susan Haze 20 months ago from Sunny Florida

      @peachpurple I haven't tried it that way. It does sound good.

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      peachy 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love stir fry cabbage with dried prawns, awesome and simple meal

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      Susan Haze 22 months ago from Sunny Florida

      aviannnovice try ground turkey and panko crumbs, you'll have a healthier tasty cabbage roll.

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      Susan Haze 22 months ago from Sunny Florida

      @DDE it's not only good but good for you. I bet you would like it.

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      Deb Hirt 23 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      My mother used to make a similar recipe to this. I should try yours, minus the beef and breadcrumbs in order to see what I come up with. Good to see you again!

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      Susan Haze 23 months ago from Sunny Florida

      peachpurple it is for sure versatile. I love cabbage.

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like this recipe and have not tried stuffed cabbage. It is easy and worth a try. Happy New Year to you.

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      one thing good about cabbage is , a versatile veggie that goes with any ingredients

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      Susan Haze 23 months ago from Sunny Florida

      always exploring you'll love the stuffed cabbage. Sorry about your printer.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 23 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I love cabbage and eat it at least twice a week. I have never had stuffed cabbage, I tried to print your recipe but my printer won't print? A new Canon printer, Grr.. Probably something I'm doing wrong. Anyway, thank you for this delicious receipt 2. I will try then both.