Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls

  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 10:00 h
  • Ready In: 10:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    35 g
  • Cholesterol

    45 mg
  • Fat

    12 g
  • Fiber

    4 g
  • Protein

    16 g
  • Saturated Fat

    5 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    950 mg
  • Sugar

    12 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    1.0 g
  • Potassium

    368 mg
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Slow cooker cabbage rolls. Learn how to cook easy and yummy rice and beef-stuffed cabbage rolls cooked in a slow cooker. You may also like Slow Cooker Cherry Rice Pudding or Slow Cooker Sausages in Beer

Welcome to Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls! In this post, we’ll show you how to master the art of stuffing and roll your way to deliciousness. Cabbage rolls are a classic comfort food that combines tender cabbage leaves with a flavorful filling. By using a slow cooker, we can achieve a melt-in-your-mouth texture and infuse the rolls with rich flavors.

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to impress. So let’s get started and learn how to make these mouthwatering slow cooker cabbage rolls!

Now that we’ve introduced you to the world of cabbage rolls, it’s time to dive into the art of stuffing. The filling is what gives these rolls their deliciousness, and today we’ll be preparing mouthwatering rice and beef filling. To start, we’ll need cooked rice and ground beef.

You can use any type of rice you prefer, but long-grain white rice works best for its fluffy texture. Cook the rice according to the package instructions and set it aside to cool. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat until it’s fully cooked. Make sure to break it up into small crumbles as it cooks.

Once the beef is cooked, drain any excess fat and transfer it to a mixing bowl.

Now, let’s add some flavor to our filling. We’ll season the beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your taste preferences. Mix everything together until the seasonings are evenly distributed. Lastly, add the cooled cooked rice to the beef mixture and gently combine them.

Be careful not to overmix as we want the rice to retain its texture. And there you have it, delectable rice and beef filling ready to be stuffed into our cabbage rolls. Stay tuned as we move on to the next step in this culinary journey!

Now that we have our mouthwatering rice and beef filling ready, it’s time to move on to the next step in this culinary journey: assembling the cabbage rolls. This is where precision comes into play. Start by carefully removing the leaves from a head of cabbage, making sure to keep them intact.

If the leaves are too large, you can trim them down to a more manageable size. Now, take a cabbage leaf and place a spoonful of the rice and beef filling near the bottom edge. Fold the sides of the leaf over the filling, then roll it up tightly, just like you would a burrito.

The key here is to ensure a snug and secure roll, so take your time and be gentle with the cabbage leaves. Repeat this process with the remaining cabbage leaves and filling until you have a tray full of beautifully assembled cabbage rolls. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t worry if your first few attempts aren’t picture-perfect. With each roll, you’ll get better at achieving that ideal shape and consistency.

Once all the rolls are assembled, we’re ready to move on to the final step: cooking these delicious bundles of goodness in a slow cooker. Stay tuned!

Now that our cabbage rolls are assembled, it’s time to let the slow cooker work its magic. This method of cooking allows the flavors to meld together beautifully, resulting in tender and flavorful cabbage rolls. Place the assembled cabbage rolls into the slow cooker, making sure to arrange them in a single layer.

Pour your favorite tomato-based sauce over the rolls, ensuring they are completely covered. The sauce will infuse into the rolls as they cook, adding an extra layer of deliciousness. Set the slow cooker on low heat and let it do its thing for about 6 to 8 hours.

The slow and steady cooking process will ensure that the cabbage rolls become incredibly tender and the flavors develop fully. As the aroma fills your kitchen, you’ll know that something amazing is happening inside that slow cooker. Once the cooking time is up, carefully remove the cabbage rolls from the slow cooker and serve them hot.

The wait will be worth it, as you savor each bite of these melt-in-your-mouth delights. So sit back, relax, and let the slow cooker work its magic. Your taste buds will thank you!

Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls


  • 12 large cabbage leaves
  • 1 pound (480 g) extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 oz (180 ml) can Italiano tomato paste with roasted garlic
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) water


Step 1

In a saucepan, boil 4 cups of water. Add cabbage leaves, turn the heat off, and soak leaves for 5 minutes. Remove soaked cabbage leaves from the water, drain, and allow to cool completely.

Step 2

In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground beef, cooked rice, black pepper, thyme, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix well.

Step 3

Place 2 tablespoons of meat mixture in the center of each cabbage leaf and roll firmly. Place cabbage rolls in slow cooker, stacking as necessary. In a small mixing bowl, combine tomato paste and 3/4 cup water. Mix well and pour sauce over cabbage rolls.

Step 4

Cover the slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hours. Serve slow cooker cabbage rolls hot.

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