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 two basic variants, made from picked cabbage and fresh cabbage. The fresh cabbage 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 the 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.

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 picked 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 made well.

cooked picked cabbage

During this time, I prepare the minced meat.

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

pork mince

For this, I chopped two medium size onions.

chopped onion

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

frying onion

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

pork mince on fried onion

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

cooking pork mince

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

Cooking 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.

first layer of cabbage

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

second layer of rice

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

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

fourth layer of rice again

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

fifth layer of cabbage

Above I lay 300 ml of sour cream.

sour cream of the top of cabbage

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

aluminium foil coated cabbage casserole

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

cabbage casserole ready

We Can Serve the Dish

Serve warm with a little sour cream on top.

cabbage casserole recipe served with sour cream

Whoever wants can replace the sour cream with yogurt.

cabbage casserole recipe served with sour cream

I wish you good lust and I suggest you try this dish.

cabbage casserole recipe served with sour cream

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-With Rice and Pork Mince

Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Keyword: cabbage casserole recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Timea
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 two basic variants, made from picked cabbage and fresh cabbage. The fresh cabbage 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 the home made picked 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.
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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 peppers
  • 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

What ingredients I used

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

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 begin almost translucent I add three cups of water and I boiled it. I seasoned 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 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 begin translucent, I put over the sliced picked cabbage and I let them cooked together, stirring sometime.
  • 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 made well.
  • I used 750 g pork mince, but you can use mixed pork and beef mince. For this I chopped two medium size onions. In a saucepan, put the onion to Fry with little sunflower oil.
  • After a few minutes, I put the mince meat over and I let it fry until the meat got a colour. I seasoned with a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, a teaspoon of salt and a spoonful of sweet paprika.
  • I put one tablespoon of tomato paste and half a cup of water and let it boil until the water evaporated.
  • 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 dish, which I anointed with a little oil.First we 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, I put all the quantity.
    The fourth layer will be rice again, the other half. We finish with the other half of the cabbage, which will always be on top. Above I lay 300 ml of sour cream.
  • I covered with aluminium foil and put the dish in the preheated oven at 200 degrees in about 15 minutes. Then I removed the foil and left for about 10 minutes until it got a golden colour.

We Can Serve the Dish

  • Serve warm with a little sour cream on top. Whoever wants can replace the sour cream with yogurt.

Notes

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

Tips

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