Slow Cooker Cabbage and Ground Beef Casserole

Slow Cooker Ground Beef and Cabbage
Slow Cooker Ground Beef and Cabbage. Diana Rattray
  • 8 hrs 12 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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This slow cooker ground beef and cabbage dish is similar to unstuffed cabbage rolls. The ground beef mixture is topped with cabbage wedges and a tomato based sauce. I add about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the tomato sauce but 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.


What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 small head cabbage
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce  (8 ounces) or 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup
  • Dash of cinnamon (or to taste)
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Dash pepper (or to taste)

How 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.
  1. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Serve the beef and cabbage with the sauce and hot cooked rice or boiled potatoes.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 352
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 101 mg
Sodium 174 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 37 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)