Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
1 1lb Package of Ground Turkey or Ground Beef
4 Cups of Cooked Rice – can be leftover Chinese Food Rice
1 Green Cabbage, Shredded
1 Package Meatloaf Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
1 Can Tomato Soup
1 Large Can Crushed Tomatoes
Italian Breadcrumbs and/or Parmesan Cheese
In a large frying pan, brown the meat with the minced garlic. Drain excess grease & turn off heat. To the pan, add the Tomato Soup, Crushed Tomatoes & the Meatloaf Mix. Mix it well and let it cool a bit.
Meanwhile, shred the Cabbage into 1/2 inch thick shreds.
Next, put the Meat Mixture into a large bowl and add the Rice and mix well.
Now we’re ready to assemble, just like making a lasagne. Layer Meat Mixture, then Cabbage, then Meat, then Cabbage, and finally Meat.
Top with Breadcrumbs and/or Parmesan Cheese.
Cover with Aluminum Foil and Bake at 350 Degrees for 45 minutes. Then, remove the foil and continue to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
This casserole will serve 8 people as a hearty meal or up to 16 as part of a Pot Luck Buffet!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Stuffed Cabbage Casserole (Ground Turkey $1.50, Tomato Soup $0.50, Crushed Tomatoes $1.75, Meatloaf Mix $1.00, Cabbage $1.00, Rice $0.50)
Total Fake-It Cost: $6.25 or $0.78 Per Person for Dinner