Hamburger Cabbage Casserole: The Best Of Both Worlds

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Hamburger cabbage casserole is best described if the recipes for cabbage roll and meatloaf had a baby. A great family casserole with ease!

Hamburger cabbage casserole

When the recipes for cabbage roll and meatloaf collide, the result is a delicious and comforting dish known as hamburger cabbage casserole. This hearty casserole takes all the flavors of cabbage rolls and meatloaf and combines them into one mouthwatering meal.

Imagine tender ground beef mixed with aromatic onions and garlic, nestled between layers of tender cabbage leaves, and topped with a savory, sweet tomato sauce.

Not only is this hamburger cabbage casserole incredibly tasty, but it’s also a budget-friendly dish that can easily feed a family. With simple ingredients that are easy to find and straightforward directions.

So, if you’re looking for a unique twist on classic comfort food, give hamburger cabbage casserole a try. Let the flavors of a cabbage roll and meatloaf collide in this satisfying dish that will surely become a family favorite.

How To Make Hamburger Cabbage Casserole

Ingredients needed

  • Ground beef
  • Cabbage
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Rice
  • Onion soup mix
  • Beef broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Italian seasoning
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  • Butter
  • Ketchup
  • Honey
  • Balsamic Vinegar
Hamburger cabbage casserole

Easily make hamburger cabbage casserole this way

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Then, prep all of your ingredients. Slice up the cabbage and dice the onion. Quick tip, chop the cabbage up small enough so that it is easy to stir into the casserole. You’ll be adding it into the oven raw.
  2. Now, brown the ground beef and at the end toss in the onion and allow it to cook a little while the ground beef is finishing.
  3. Combine the can of crushed tomatoes with beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, packet of onion soup mix and Italian seasoning.
  4. In the baking dish, add in the cooked ground beef and onion, cabbage and dry rice. Pour the tomato mix you just made across and stir everything together. It doesn’t have to be perfect but you want everything covered. Then, cover the baking dish and place in the oven for 1 hour.
  5. At one hour carefully remove the foil then give the casserole a stir. Replace the foil and cook the for more 30 minutes covered. This step is crucial for the rice and cabbage to cook properly.
  6. While that is cooking make the glazed topping and stir together the breadcrumbs and butter.
  7. Now at an hour and half, remove the foil. Give the casserole one more stir then add on the tomato glaze then spread the breadcrumbs across the top. Place baking in oven uncovered for a final 20 minutes or until breadcrumbs have browned.
  8. Allow the casserole to cool then serve and enjoy.

Storing the recipe

This hamburger cabbage casserole will keep for about 3-4 day covered in the refrigerator. You can break it down and freeze it as well but note there may be a slightly different texture in the cabbage. However, the flavor will stay the same.

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Hamburger cabbage casserole

Hamburger Cabbage Casserole

Hamburger cabbage casserole is best described if the recipes for cabbage roll and meatloaf had a baby. A great family casserole with ease!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium cabbage head, chopped
  • 1 cup white rice, dry
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Glaze

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Then, prep all of your ingredients. Slice up the cabbage and dice the onion. Quick tip, chop the cabbage up small enough so that it is easy to stir into the casserole. You'll be adding it into the oven raw.
  • Now, brown the ground beef and at the end toss in the onion and allow it to cook a little while the ground beef is finishing.
  • Combine the can of crushed tomatoes with beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, packet of onion soup mix and Italian seasoning.
  • In the baking dish, add in the cooked ground beef and onion, cabbage and dry rice. Pour the tomato mix you just made across and stir everything together. It doesn't have to be perfect but you want everything covered. Then, cover the baking dish and place in the oven for 1 hour.
  • At one hour carefully remove the foil then give the casserole a stir. Replace the foil and cook the for more 30 minutes covered. This step is crucial for the rice and cabbage to cook properly.
  • While that is cooking make the glazed topping and stir together the breadcrumbs and butter.
  • Now at an hour and half, remove the foil. Give the casserole one more stir then add on the tomato glaze then spread the breadcrumbs across the top. Place baking in oven uncovered for a final 20 minutes or until breadcrumbs have browned.
  • Allow the casserole to cool then serve and enjoy.
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