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Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole

  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground chuck
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 8 oz. can tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed thyme
  • 1 large cabbage, coarsely shredded
  1. Cook rice using package directions but cook for only 5 minutes.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp, drain on paper towel and set aside.
  3. Cook onion in 1 Tbsp bacon fat until tender.
  4. Crumble ground chuck into cooked onions, cooking until meat is thoroughly cooked.
  5. Stir in crumbled bacon, rice, and half of the pepper and salt. Set aside.
  6. Preheat oven to 375
  7. Pour tomatoes into sauce pan including juice, breaking them into smaller pieces.
  8. Add brown sugar, vinegar, thyme and remaining salt and pepper and heat to boiling.
  9. In 3-quart baking dish, arrange 1/3 shredded cabbage, half of the meat mixture and half of the sauce. Repeat. Layer with cabbage as the final layer.
  10. Cover and bake for 1 hour until cabbage is tender.
Published: Monday, August 15th, 2011 by Kelly
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