This easy recipe for Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls is made in the crockpot and ready in 2-3 hours! All the elements with flavour and comfort, yet convenience.
If you love old-fashioned cabbage rolls, check out our warm and comforting soup version, Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup!
Yet if you’re here for the love of slow cooking, I suggest you also check out Slow Cooker Baked Ziti, a wonderful easy meal for weeknights.
As cooler weather hits though, I’m sure you crave soup like I do. In that case this Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is just the warm-up you need. As you can see, I have you covered for dinner recipes.
Every now and then I crave homemade cabbage rolls, yet I never set out to actually make them. Even thinking about rolling each and every one to make this traditional dish, is enough to make me resort to making an entirely different recipe. It’s just not worth the extra time.
These Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls are the ideal solution to this problem, it’s a one pot meal that has all the same great taste. In fact, it’s a simple crockpot recipe!
Cabbage Rolls isn’t typically made in the slow cooker, yet it’s actually very easy and delicious to do so. And by this unstuffed cabbage rolls method, a whole lot less work without sacrificing the taste!
It is very much a full-flavoured take on a classic recipe, without all that fuss of stuffing. This is a simple throw together recipe that tastes like real cabbage rolls without much work.
How to make Lazy Man Cabbage Rolls
When making Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls, you can serve them as a side dish along with some garlic sausage, or eat as it on its own. It’s also perfect for both dinner and a lunch.
This lazy cabbage rolls recipe is great for a family meal, or to take along for a potluck. It’ll be most unique and the talk of any gathering.
Ingredients to Make Lazy Cabbage Rolls
These are the Ingredients to Make Lazy Cabbage Rolls. The full recipe and detailed instructions are below in the printable recipe card.
- Ground Meat / Lean Ground Beef / Ground Turkey
- White Rice or Brown Rice
- Large Onion
- Whipping Cream
- Dill weed
- Salt and Black Pepper
- optional – Tomato Sauce
To Make: In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the celery, onion, garlic, 1 tbsp dill, and ground beef. Cook until the ground beef is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper. At the same time take the uncooked rice, and cook as per package directions, until almost done. Do not overcook.
Transfer the meat mixture to the slow cooker. Add the cooked rice, coleslaw mix without the dressing, bacon, tomatoes, and remaining dill weed. Mix very well. Pour the cream over the top, and cook on low heat for a cook time of 2 – 3 hours.
Serve as a side dish along with some garlic sausage for dinner, or eat as it on its own. Top with sour cream for a flavourful touch.
Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls
Thisis one of those ultimate fall meals. It fills the belly and soul with goodness, with each and every bite you’ll love the great flavors. This Ukrainian lazy cabbage rolls is a great recipe that the whole family loved.
Every fall season I fall in love with my slow cooker again and again, having that warm comforting meal ready when I walk in the door is something to applaud over.
It seems these days we’re running like crazy from activity to appointment and to activity again – so slow cooker meals are my top go-to’s. It’s most likely the handiest small appliance I have.
I realized that as soon as I even think about what to make for dinner each day, my mind immediately searches slow cooker meals, while taking inventory of the ingredients I have on hand.
Many times while the girls are eating breakfast in the morning, I’m prepping the slow cooker already – pleased that I won’t have to worry about it later. This is one such crockpot recipe that you need to put into your rotation for being a family favorite!
Cabbage Roll Leftovers
Store leftovers of this comfort food in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
It’s also nice to have the leftovers of this dish for a quick reheat, or packing some in a thermos for school lunches. Do I have you convinced yet?
This easy recipe is a lot less stressful than making regular cabbage rolls, and in a fraction of the time that it takes to make traditional cabbage rolls.
For another cabbage roll soup option, try our Vegetarian Cabbage Roll Soup!
- ½ lb Ground beef
- ½ pkg Coleslaw, prepared, without dressing
- 4 cups Rice, cooked
- 2 stalks Celery, chopped
- ½ Onion, chopped
- 6 slices Bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 can Tomatoes, 14oz, diced
- ¼ cup Whipping Cream
- 2 tsp Garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp Dill weed, dried
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a frying pan, sauté the celery, onion, garlic, 1 tbsp dill, and ground beef until the ground beef is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper
- Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.
- Add the cooked rice, coleslaw, bacon, tomatoes, and remaining dill weed. Mix very well.
- Pour the cream over the top, and cook on low for approximately 2 - 3 hours.
- Serve as a side dish along with some garlic sausage for dinner, or eat as it on its own.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 688Saturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 102gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 19g