Sunday, April 3, 2022

Unstuffed Cabbage


I wanted to eat stuffed cabbage rolls, but didn't want to actually stuff any cabbage. Lol.  So i just chopped it up and made the meat part into meatballs instead.  

Here is a link to the original recipe I found  My version had some changes like omitted the rice, substituted white sugar for brown (because that's what I had on hand), used all ground beef (no pork sausage), and did not stuff or bake anything.  It still turned out really delicious.

Here's my version.


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic,minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 large cabbage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  1. Prepare ingredients as described above (chop, mince)
  2. Heat pot and add oil, half the onions and half the garlic. Saute until softened.
  3. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, and sugar. Stir.
  4. Add cabbage and cover.  Stir occasionally.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine ground beef, remaining onion and garlic, egg, parsley, and paprika. 
  6. Form small meatballs and airfry at 350 for 15 minutes.
  7. Add meatballs to pot of cabbage and let simmer together for a few minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

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