Ground Beef and Cabbage Casserole

Ground beef and cabbage casserole

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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 1 casserole (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
404 Calories
21g Fat
17g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 casserole (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 404
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 37g
Calcium 307mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Add a rice dish to this ground beef and cabbage casserole to make a complete meal, or serve with mashed potatoes. It's a tasty dish for an everyday family meal.


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  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 head cabbage (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather ingredients.

  2. Heat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4. Lightly butter a 2-quart casserole.

    Greased casserole dish.
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  3. In a large skillet or sauté pan, cook ground beef, chopped onion, and chopped green pepper until meat is no longer pink; drain off fat.

    Sautéed beef, onion and peppers.
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  4. Stir in the diced tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, and garlic powder.

    Mixed beef and vegetables for casserole.
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  5. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

    Simmering beef and vegetables for a casserole.
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  6. Taste and add salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed.

    Seasoning beef casserole mixture.
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  7. Cut cabbage into 6 wedges or coarsely chop.

    Chopped cabbage for casserole.
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  8. Put about an inch of water and about 1 teaspoon of salt in a large saucepan. Add the cabbage to the saucepan and bring to a boil.

    Cooking cabbage for casserole.
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  9. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly.

    Drain and steam cabbage.
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  10. Arrange the cabbage in a lightly buttered 2-quart baking dish.

    Cooked cabbage for casserole.
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  11. Pour ground beef and tomato mixture over the cabbage and bake uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes.

    Combined beef and cabbage casserole.
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  12. Sprinkle the cheese over the casserole and bake for about 5 minutes longer, until the cheese has melted.

    Ground beef and cabbage casserole.
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  13. Serve and enjoy!


  • Add a little tomato sauce to the ground beef mixture for a saucier filling.