Ground Beef and Cabbage Casserole

Ground Beef and Cabbage Casserole

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Ratings (107)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
404 Calories
21g Fat
17g Carbs
37g Protein
(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.

This is a tasty combination, similar to my skillet unstuffed cabbage. Add a little tomato sauce to the ground beef mixture for a saucier filling.


  • 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

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

Greased casserole dish.
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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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Stir in the diced tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, and garlic powder.

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

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

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

Chopped cabbage for casserole.
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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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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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Arrange the cabbage in a lightly buttered 2-quart baking dish.

Cooked cabbage for casserole.
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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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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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Serve and enjoy!