Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

Easy and Affordable Meal-Prep Ideas

This time of year can be busy – and expensive. By preparing meals in advance, you can stick to a budget more easily and enjoy the comfort of home-cooked food even when life is hectic. Cabbage rolls are great to have on hand and use affordable ingredients like rice and ground meat.

Cabbage Rolls

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 70 minutes
Serves: 4 – 6


  • 1 lb (500 g) ground beef
  • 1/2 lb (250 g) ground pork
  • 1 ½ cups (375 ml) U.S. parboiled rice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) minced onion
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) each salt and pepper
  • 12 large cabbage leaves
  • 1 10 oz (284 ml) can condensed tomato soup


  1. In a bowl, combine ground beef, pork, rice, onion, salt and pepper and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Remove leaves from cabbage and blanch in a large pot of boiling, salted water until just crisp, about 7 minutes. Rinse leaves in colander under cold water until completely cold.
  3. Working with one leaf at a time, cut out any very large veins from the leaf using a sharp knife. Fill each leaf with 1/2 cup (125 ml) of the rice mixture. Fold over sides of each filled leaf and roll up to secure. Arrange seam-side down in a 13 by 9-inch (3 L) casserole dish. Repeat with remaining cabbage and rice.
  4. Pour soup evenly over cabbage rolls. Top with water just to cover rolls. Tightly cover dish with foil and bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 60 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

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