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Slow Cooker Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Slow Cooker Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls are an easy, hearty and healthy weeknight meal!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, slow cooker beef, slow cooker cabbage rolls, unstuffed cabbage rolls
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 head cabbage (6-8 cups) coarsely chopped
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes undrained
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Brown meat in pan and drain fat. Add half to the bottom of the Slow Cooker.
  • Combine thyme, red pepper flakes, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and stir. Sprinkle half of the seasoning over the top of the meat.
  • Add half the cabbage, bell peppers, onions, and garlic.
  • Combine tomato paste and diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Pour half on top of veggies.
  • Repeat these layers one more time.
  • Take your tomato paste can and fill it with water, 3/4 cup water. Pour this liquid on top of everything.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • Serve over rice or cauliflower rice.


Nutritional Information does not include rice or cauliflower rice.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 1033mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1343IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 4mg