|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 casserole (6 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||51%|
|Total Carbohydrate 17g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|*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.|
This hearty combination of seasoned ground beef, bell pepper, tomatoes, and cabbage is a simple main dish that will serve a small crowd. The flavors are reminiscent of cabbage rolls, but the casserole is much quicker and easier to throw together. Topped with cheddar cheese, it's a naturally gluten-free and grain-free dish.
The prep for cabbage casserole can be done ahead of time for a quick dinner. Make the filling—cooking the beef mixture and boiling the cabbage—and combine it in the baking dish, leaving off the cheese. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to bake, a few hours or even overnight. Following the baking instructions as written, adding about 5 minutes to the bake time.
Serve steamed rice or fluffy mashed potatoes with this ground beef and cabbage casserole to make a complete meal. 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 green bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
- Optional: 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt plus more, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 head cabbage (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
- 3/4 cup mild cheddar cheese (shredded)
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas Mark 4. Lightly butter a 2-quart casserole dish.
In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat, add the ground beef, chopped onion, and chopped green pepper. Cook until meat is no longer pink and drain off the fat.
Stir in the diced tomatoes with juice, vinegar, sugar (if using), and garlic powder.
Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Taste and add salt and freshly ground black pepper as needed.
Meanwhile, cut the cabbage into 6 wedges or coarsely chop, removing the tough inner core.
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.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and cook for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain thoroughly.
Arrange the drained cabbage in the prepared 2-quart baking dish.
Pour ground beef and tomato mixture over the cabbage and bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes.
Sprinkle the cheese over the casserole and bake for about 5 minutes longer, until the cheese has melted.
Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy.
- You can swap the ground beef for ground turkey or pork.
- Add a little tomato sauce to the ground beef mixture for a saucier filling.
- Leave off the cheese if it doesn't fit into your diet.