Beef and Leek Stuffed Cabbage in Tomato Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large leek chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 large leaves cabbage
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth or use homemade


  • In a large bowl, combine first 9 ingredients (ground beef through tomato sauce).
  • Lay cabbage leaves flat and scoop 3 to 4 tablespoons of meat mixture onto each leaf; roll up (envelope style) and place in a large crock cooker, seam sides down. Pour beef broth over cabbage rolls.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or until stuffed cabbage rolls are fall-apart tender. Serve warm.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve cabbage rolls and sauce over Cauli-Rice (process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” till tender; drain; salt and pepper to taste then fluff with a fork). Add steamed green beans on the side.
NUTRITION: 370 Calories; 24g Fat; 25g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 85mg Cholesterol; 473mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Fat.
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