Oma's One-Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole
Love German cabbage rolls? You'll absolutely love Oma's one-pot unstuffed cabbage roll casserole. Same great taste, but a LOT less work. No rice or tomatoes here. Just real German goodness. REAL GERMAN FOOD!
Makes 4 servings
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 small green cabbage, shredded
- 2 - 3 cups beef broth, divided
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- about 4 tablespoons Veloutine or 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until no pink is visible.
- Add onions and continue frying until onions are slightly browned and translucent.
- Remove beef and onions to a bowl. Add part of the cabbage to the saucepan and fry for a few minutes to soften and brown. Add a bit more oil if needed. Add remainder of the cabbage, stir and continue frying for a few minutes.
- Return beef and onions to the cabbage. Stir in 2 cups of broth, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.
- Depending how much sauce you'd like, either add another cup of broth or water. Add Veloutine to thicken sauce. (Or mix cornstarch with a bit of cold water and stir in enough to thicken.)
- Season with salt and pepper and serve.
- Add whichever spices you like, such as caraway.
- Adding a tablespoon or so of vinegar is a nice touch. It reminds me of this braised cabbage I grew up with.
- Serve this with boiled potatoes on the side.
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