Ukrainian Unstuffed Cabbage  Rolls

Grandma’s Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls with ground meat, rice and cabbage cooked in savory tomato sauce. This one pot meal is for those of us who love to eat them but hate rolling them equally.

Onion and garlic Oil Ground turkey Brown rice Cabbage Tomato sauce Diced tomatoes Water or stock Oregano and thyme Vinegar Honey or maple syrup Salt and pepper Bay Leaves Fresh dill and yogurt/sour cream, for serving

Ingredients You Need

Preheat large and very deep non-stick skillet or 5-6 quart Dutch oven on medium-high heat and swirl oil . Add onion and garlic; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Add turkey, rice, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper; cook for 10 more minutes, breaking into small pieces and stirring often.


Add broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, vinegar, and maple syrup.


Continue adding cabbage, bay leaves and then stir well. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 60-70 minutes. Do not open!


After done cooking, serve warm topped with Greek yogurt or sour cream and fresh herbs.


Keep in a cool dry place in a glass airtight container for up to 4 days or wrap tightly and store in freezer safe container up to 3 months.


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