The cabbage casserole recipe is an alternative to stuffed cabbage rolls. This recipe has many variations for all tastes, which I will exemplify in this post.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe Variations

Like the stuffed cabbage, cabbage casserole has two basic variants, made from pickled cabbage and fresh cabbage. The fresh cabbage recipe like the best-stuffed cabbage rolls recipe is with chopped tomatoes and dill and usually in our family is made in summer.

The picked cabbage variant we are going to do today is an autumn-winter version because it was made from homemade pickled cabbage. Today, if we find the picked cabbage or sauerkraut at the market, we can make the recipe anytime.

There is also the vegetarian version of cabbage casserole where we can replace the minced meat with mushrooms.

What ingredients I used

This casserole cabbage recipe contains three basic ingredients, pickled cabbage, minced meat, and boiled rice.

These ingredients will be arranged in layers and cooked in the oven.

The amounts of ingredients in respect to their proportions, as well as the number of layers, depending on the tastes and habits of each.

Preparing the ingredients

To begin with, we need to prepare the ingredients separately and if possible at the same time.

For this, I fried a little in a pot about a cup and a half of rice in 50 ml oil. When the rice begins almost translucent I add three cups of water and I boiled it. I seasoned with a teaspoon of sea salt and a teaspoon of a vegetable mix for soups.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Boiling Rice

Just let the rice boil, we grab the cabbage.

We need a big picked cabbage about 1 kg, which we sow as thin as we can. Put one sliced onion and one grated carrot to fry in a pot with 100 ml of sunflower oil. When the onion begins translucently, I put over the sliced pickled cabbage and I let them cooked together, stirring sometimes.

Seasoned with one teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and one teaspoon of ground cumin.

After the liquid evaporates, we complete two cups of water and let the cabbage be made well.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Cooked Pickled Cabbage

During this time, I prepare the minced meat.

I used 750 g pork mince, but you can use mixed pork and beef mince.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Pork Mince in the Bowl

For this, I chopped two medium size onions.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Chopped Onion

In a saucepan, put the onion to Fry with little sunflower oil.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Frying Chopped Onion

After a few minutes, I put the mincemeat over and I let it fry until the meat got a colour.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Pork Mince on the Frying Chopped Onion

I seasoned with a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, a teaspoon of salt and a spoonful of sweet paprika.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Cooking the Pork Mince

I put one tablespoon of tomato paste and half a cup of water and let it boil until the water evaporated.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Cooking the Pork Mince With Tomato Paste

Now that all the ingredients are prepared and are cooled slightly, I can proceed to assemble the preparation.

Assemble the Cabbage Casserole

For this, I used a heat-resistant glass bake dish, which I anointed with a little oil.

First, we place half of the cooked cabbage in the first layer.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-First Layer of Cabbage in the Baking Dish

Continue with the second layer, putting half of the boiled rice.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Second Layer of Rice on Baking Dish

The third layer will be the meat, I put all the quantity.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-The Third Layer of Meat in the Baking Dish

The fourth layer will be rice again, the other half.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Fourth Layer of Rice Again in Baking Dish

We finish with the other half of the cabbage, which will always be on top.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Fifth Layer of Cabbage in Baking Dish

Above I lay 300 ml of sour cream.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Sour Cream of the Top of the Cabbage

I covered it with aluminium foil and put the dish in the preheated oven at 200 degrees in about 15 minutes.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Aluminium Foil Coated Baking Dish

Then I removed the foil and left it for about 10 minutes until it got a golden colour.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Ready to Serve in the Baking Dish

That’s it! The cabbage casserole recipe is ready!

We Can Serve the Dish

Serve warm with a little sour cream on top.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Served on Plate With Sour Cream on the Top

Whoever wants can replace the sour cream with yoghurt.

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-Served on Plate With Sour Cream on the Top

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cabbage casserole recipe served with sour cream

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-With Rice and Pork Mince

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Keyword: cabbage casserole, cabbage casserole recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 6 portions
Calories: 1004kcal
Author: Timea
Cabbage casserole recipe is an alternative to stuffed cabbage rolls in which the ingredients are alternated in layers in a baking dish and cooked in the oven.
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Equipment

  • heat-resistant glass baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1 kg picked cabbage sliced
  • 750 g pork mince
  • 1,5 cup rice
  • 4 pieces medium onions
  • 1 pieces carrots
  • 250 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable mix
  • 300 ml sour cream.

Instructions

  • Fried a little in a pot about a cup and a half of rice in 50 ml oil. When the rice begins almost translucent add three cups of water and I boiled it. Season with a teaspoon of sea salt and a teaspoon of vegetable mix for soups.
  • We need a big picked cabbage about 1 kg, which we slice as thin as we can. Put one chopped onion and one grated carrot to fry in a pot with 100 ml of sunflower oil. When the onion begins translucent, add over the sliced pickled cabbage and let them cooked together, stirring sometimes.
  • Season with one teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and one teaspoon of ground caraway. After the liquid evaporates, complete with two cups of water and let the cabbage made well.
  • Chop two medium-size onions and in a saucepan, put the onion to fry with little sunflower oil.
  • After a few minutes, put the mincemeat over and let it fry until the meat got a colour. Season with a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, a teaspoon of sea salt and a spoonful of sweet paprika.
  • Add one tablespoon of tomato paste and half a cup of water and let it boil until the water evaporated.
  • Take a heat-resistant glass baking dish that is anointed with a little oil. Place half of the cooked cabbage in the first layer. Continue with the second layer, putting half of the boiled rice. The third layer will be the meat and the fourth layer will be rice again. Finish with the other half of the cabbage, which will always be on top. Above pour the sour cream.
  • Cover with aluminium foil and put the dish in the preheated oven at 200 degrees at about 15 minutes. Then remove the foil and left for about 10 minutes until it got a golden colour.

Notes

Tips
Pork mince can be replaced with mixed pork and beef mince, and the vegetarian with mushrooms.

Nutrition

Calories: 1004kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 2401mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1126IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 5mg

Tips

Pork mince can be replaced with mixed pork and beef mince, and the vegetarian with mushrooms.