Slow Cooker Cabbage and Ground Beef Casserole

Ground beef and cabbage
Slow cooker ground beef and cabbage Diana Rattray
Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 12 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 1 crockpot
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
352 Calories
14g Fat
22g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 352
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Protein 37g
Calcium 127mg 10%
*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.)

This slow cooker ground beef and cabbage dish is similar to a traditional stuffed cabbage as the ground beef mixture is topped with cabbage wedges and a tomato-based sauce. You can add about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the tomato sauce, or feel free to use some dried leaf thyme or seasoning salt blend if you don't care for the cinnamon flavor.

Serve this tasty beef and cabbage dish with hot cooked rice or boiled potatoes.

For a variation, instead of cinnamon, use a salt-free blend of herbs or dried leaf thyme, to taste. Or replace the salt with a seasoning salt blend.



  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 small head cabbage
  • 30 ounces diced tomatoes (canned)
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce, canned or 10 3/4 ounces condensed tomato soup (canned)
  • Dash of cinnamon (or to taste)
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Dash pepper (or to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the ground beef and chopped onion and cook, stirring and breaking up the beef, until the beef is no longer pink. 

  2. With a slotted spoon, transfer the beef mixture to the crockery insert of your slow cooker.​

  3. Slice cabbage into small wedges; place on top of the ground beef.

  4. Mix tomatoes, sauce, and seasonings; pour over all.

  5. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.

  6. Serve the beef and cabbage with the sauce and hot cooked rice or boiled potatoes.

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