Do you like stuffed cabbage rolls? Well, here is the next best option that tastes just as good but requires a fraction of the work. Once you get the cabbage chopped and meat cooked, all you have to do is let it bake and dig in around an hour to an hour and a half later.
I found this recipe in a ladies group cookbook out of Huntsville about 15 years ago and I tweaked it to suit me. The original recipe was too dry and bland so I added another can of soup and a little extra cheese. I also seasoned each layer and doubled the rice.
1 small head of cabbage, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion
1 cup instant rice
2-10 oz. cans tomato soup
2 cups of water
Shredded cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
In a 9x13 greased casserole dish, evenly spread out the chopped cabbage.
(Season each layer with a little salt and pepper)
In a large skillet, brown hamburger meat and onions. Stir in the rice and let it absorb the small amount of grease in the pan. Spread evenly over the cabbage.
In a large saucepan, heat the tomato soup and water. Evenly pour over the meat mixture.
hoe cakes. This is even better the next day!