Monday, September 19, 2016

A Great Cabbage Casserole

*free live sunflower from the festival on Saturday*
*sure brightens up the kitchen!*

Never let it be said that there is no love for cabbage in our house!
I bought a head of it last week and had not yet done anything with it, and my husband insisted that it not go to waste.... he's like that.  Always riding my case about something.

So, last night was the night, and a cabbage roll casserole was popped into the oven.
We like cabbage rolls, but unless the cabbage leaves are big enough for wrapping purposes, they just don't turn out well, so instead, we found a recipe for a casserole with all of the same ingredients.
It went into the oven looking like this
 and it came out of the oven looking like this!

 This was a VERY large pan of casserole with much of it leftover, some of which we will eat for tonite's evening meal, and still plenty leftover that we have opted to freeze for another time, because having a meal that you can take out of the freezer and heat up is a wonderful thing.
Cooking for two every night of the year can be more than a retired couple, or the mom of a house full of kids, wants to do every. single. day.
  We adjusted the recipe and used only 1 pound of ground beef, one cup of cooked rice instead of 2, and two strips of bacon instead of 4.... There is one other change we would make, and that is to cook the cabbage a bit before it goes into the casserole.... some pieces were a bit more crunchy than we would have liked.
That being said.... the flavor of this casserole was DELICIOUS, a great combination of spices.
Enjoy yours with a glass of wine!


Do read some of the suggestions on the recipe page, like adding carrots!  That sounds yummy!


  1. Looks good and could be adapted for a vegetarian such as myself. Love that sunflower!

  2. Looks delish and far easier than rolling cabbage leaves. I can always count on you to have a new, fun recipe!