Crock pot deconstructed cabbage rolls 1

Last night I made these deconstructed cabbage rolls in the crock pot. They were very tasty! If you haven’t had cabbage rolls before, they are ground meat with spices rolled in cabbage leaves topped with tomato sauce. But it takes a lot of work to wrap them in individual cabbage leaves, so this recipe is a lot easier! It takes very little time to put together.

One thing I found out is that when it says a small head of cabbage, it means a small head of cabbage! They only had large heads of cabbage in the store and I could only fit about 3/4 of it in the crock pot! Next time I would use more ground turkey (my recipe will show the increased amount), and use more tomato sauce (my recipe will show the increased amount), and maybe some more garlic (my recipe will not show the increased amount).

The resulting recipe is a bit soupy, so you might want to serve it with rice. I just ate the liquid with a spoon 🙂

I got the recipe from There is a picture below, which is a reddish tinted bowl of cabbage and turkey with onions and peppers. Below that is the recipe.

1.5 to 2 lbs ground turkey

2 medium onions, chopped

1 small green bell pepper, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp thyme

1 small head of green cabbage, coarsely chopped

1 can diced tomatoes (15 oz)

1/2 tsp sugar

2 cans tomato sauce (30 oz total)

Spray crockpot with cooking spray.

Crumble raw turkey over bottom of crock pot.

Add onions, pepper, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, and cabbage.

Pour diced tomatoes over top.

Mix sugar into the tomato sauce, and pour that over top.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until cabbage is cooked.

Stir well to mix, breaking up the chunks of turkey.

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