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Friday, June 13, 2008

Polish Cabbage Casserole

To me, casseroles are easy to find, but a GOOD casserole is not. I am not a big fan of casseroles dishes in general. I am kind of picky with what I like to have cooked in mine. So, when there is a dish that I like, I scoop it up and soon it becomes a favorite. And that is why this hamburger cabbage casserole (Polish casserole) is on my list.
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It is a pretty tasty dish and of course.... easy to make and fairly cheap. My mom made this one usually when my dad was out of town and I have fallen in love with it over these years. I have made this dish for many roommates, dates, and pot-lucks, all with success. So, if you want to give it a try all you need is...

1 small head of cabbage
1 lb. oh ground beef
1/3 cup uncooked rice
1 can tomato soup
1 can water
1 1/2 cup cheese

1. Chop cabbage into pieces and place into the bottom of greased casserole dish.
2. In pan, cook meat and onion, then drain.
3. After the pan has been drained, add rice, soup and water to the meat/onion combination.
4. Pour over cabbage.
5. Sprinkle 3/4 of the cheese over dish. Cook in oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour and 15 mins. Add the rest of the cheese right before it is done.

Hint: When you place the cabbage in the dish, it may look like a lot, but it isn't. The cabbage will shrink down once cooked. So, don't be afraid of over flowing. Also.... when you serve the dish up, I find it needs salts, so make sure it is handy and let the eaters know it will need it.

17 comments:

  1. I am making this casserole. My husband is Polish and I used to occasionally make stuffed cabbage which he really liked. This casserole sounds like the same taste without the intensity of labor. Love it. thanks!

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  2. Cabbage! So good for us! Thanks!

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  3. This sounds good. I've had cabbage in soup but never in a casserole.

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  4. yum!!! Sounds healthy and good! :)

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  5. Hmmmm....I'm not a big cabbage fan, but this sounds kind of yummy. May have to try it. :o)

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  6. I have never had cabbage in a casserole before. It will be good to use this fun new ingredient!

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  7. Can always use another cabbage recipe. Its one food that Kyler can he with his limited medical diet. Thanks Keli

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  8. Cabbage kinda freaks me out a little bit but I will tuck this little recipe away and pull it out on a brave day.

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  9. I am so anti-cabbage, but this actually sounds good...hmm, maybe we'll try it the next time we aren't living out of suitcases -- in OCTOBER!!

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  10. Oh- this looks so yummy! Thx.

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  11. sounds yummy! I will definitely have to try this one.

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  12. Mmmm, we call this lazy cabbage rolls and it's been a staple in our house. Yummy!

    :-)

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  13. I remember learning how to make cabbage rolls from my stepmother, I'm surprised you have no bacon in there. Of course now I must convert every thing into veggie "meat". Yummy!

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  14. I made this today. IT WAS a big hit! We buy our beef a half a beef at a time and I have my ground beef packaged in 1.75 pound packages, so it was a bit bigger than normal and my 2 nd 4 year old had 3 to 5 servings. not a bit of leftovers left and that never happens. Thanks for the recipe.

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  17. Were is the onions in the ingredients list, had to make a second run to get onions and what kind of cheese did you use.Omitted the soup (do not like)added bacon & made a mushroom gravy that can be poured on top once served.

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