Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

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This crack slaw gratin is simply delicious. Perfect for weeknights when you want dinner without too much of an effort. Ketogenic low carbKetogenic low carb75% Fat20% Protein4% Carbs8 g carbs / serving Easy 10 + 30 m10 minutes preparation30 minutes cooking time
Ketogenic low carbKetogenic low carb75% Fat20% Protein4% Carbs8 g carbs / serving Easy 10 + 30 m10 minutes preparation30 minutes cooking time

This crack slaw gratin is simply delicious. Perfect for weeknights when you want dinner without too much of an effort.


4 servingservings
  • 1½ lbs 700 g green cabbage
  • 5 oz. 150 g butter
  • 1 lb 450 g ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tex-mex seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 23 lb 300 g shredded cheese, preferably cheddar cheese
  • 13 lb 150 g leafy greens or lettuce

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NutritionKetogenic low carb75% Fat20% Protein4% Carbs8 g carbs / serving


  1. Shred the cabbage by hand or in a food processor, as finely as possible.
  2. Fry the cabbage in 3 ounces butter in a large frying pan or a wok on medium high heat, but without letting the cabbage turn brown. It takes a little while for the cabbage to turn soft.
  3. Add spices and vinegar. Stir and continue to fry for a couple of minutes. Set aside in a bowl for later.
  4. Melt the rest of the butter in the same pan. Sauté the ground beef and fry until most of the juices have evaporated. Lower the heat a little.
  5. Add cabbage and sauté for a minute. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Add ⅔ of the cheese to the cabbage and place in a baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top and bake for 15–20 minutes or until the cheese has turned a nice color.
  8. Serve with a green salad.

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  1. JayneM
    Delicious and satisfying! Only had pork mince so used that and it worked fine. Made my own "tex mex" spice by looking up what's in it on the web. Luckily I had all required spices. Really looking forward to Leftovers for lunch!
  2. janeel
    I usually shorten the time for cabbage prep by "cooking" it first in the microwave.
  3. Barbara
    I made this tonight and it was great! I made half the recipe, added sauteed chopped onions, and "cooked" the cabbage in the microwave for 4 minutes prior to putting in the onion (great tip, janeel). I didn't have cheddar, but had some good gouda. It was very filling. I like that these recipes are honest about their titles/ingredients... It might be disappointing if you call it "beef and 'noodles'", since it's hard to compare cabbage to noodles, but to call it "stuffed cabbage casserole" then my expectations are more aligned to the actual recipe.
  4. Rachael
    Made this tonight after an unseasonably cold day here in Australia. Absolutely delicious comfort food. You don't need much, it's very satisfying, but I couldn't resist a second helping. I also added a bit of sautéed onion (which will increase carb count), and pre cooked the cabbage in the microwave. My 15 yr old son, who is picky about food, ate every bit and said "yum". Thanks so much for these really tasty and simple recipes, I really do appreciate them.
  5. NF
    Made this along with the Thai curried fish over new year's weekend, 2017. Being a little Polish, i had to add a little bit of tomato sauce(no salt, sugars, flavorings) which added to carb count, but adds that wonderful tangy taste to the casserole. Really good, gooey, chewy. Add tomato sauce on top of the mixture before baking. will repeat cook this dish, very economical as it's so filling. use really good beef, if possible.
  6. David
    This was a real winner!
  7. terri
    This was my first keto recipe bust. It was very greasy. Note: if you don't make your own tex-mex spices and use taco seasoning, reduce the amount of additional salt you use. Otherwise it's WAY too salty. The hamburger to cabbage ratios are out of whack too. Instead of measuring the cabbage as the recipe indicates, just use the entire head. I won't make this again.
    Replies: #13, #15
  8. Aimee
    Sooooooo yummy!!!!! We used the leftovers for football night and had with sour cream. I would probably use a little less butter, but it was so good!!!
  9. Jennifer
    This is very yummy, but I am not certain about the amount of cheese. Is it really 2/3 lb or should it have been 2/3 cup? We had to spoon off about 2 cups or grease so far. I have the skillet propped up now draining the rest. BTW my 10 year old Type 1 diabetic ate this and asked for a second helping. She never eats what we eat.
  10. MeShon Shields
    I'm going to my first meeting tonight for my Keto Diet Program
  11. Kesha
    I'm doing the 2 week challenge and I am the only one in my family attempting LCHF, which is not too hard since during the week the only meal we share is dinner. I made this for dinner a few nights ago and it was a hit! The 4 person recipe size actually made about 6-8 meals for my family's eating habits but it was absolutely delicious! Now I think this is my favorite comfort food and it has definately replaced the pasta casseroles that I used to love. It is souch a versatile dish. You can just change the seasoning and cheese and have a different flavor profile! Thanks so much!
  12. Nikki Stone
    Hello! I made up something like this, almost exactly this, and thought I was so clever calling it "Stuffed Cabbage Casserole". Apparently, Stuffed Cabbage isn't a "thing" all over the world. ;) Anyway, I wondered if it would take this meal out of keto status if I added about a cup of low sugar tomato sauce (what I have, the Costco organic cans) over the top of the whole meal and then served it with mashed or riced cauliflower? Thanks so much! LOVE this site! I'm trying to do the 2 week keto challenge and to me, this is perfect comfort food but I've been doing it for years with the mashed cauli.
  13. Jane
    I agree it is very greasy.
  14. Kate
    The recipe calls for 5oz of butter. Are you sure it's not 5Tbsp. My dinner was swimming in the fats and it was dripping off my fork?
  15. Christine
    I totally agree with you! Way too greasy. My hubby and I couldn't even choke down a serving.
  16. Mayra
    This may be a dumb question but are you supposed to eat the trails of grease and fat or no?

    I just want to make sure, since I figured the extra loads of butter or oil is supposed to help us eat more fat.
    I know we should only eat till we are satisfied.

    And I know this is a silly question but I had to ask to make sure! :)

  17. kathy tate
    none of the recipies have the serving size. I saw the nutritional information for each recipe per serving but nowhere does it say what one serving size is. there is really good recipies too :(
    thank you
  18. Jennifer
    Heh. I came home from work and opened the fridge to make this for dinner--and learned that the ground beef had already been cooked and eaten. (I have teenagers. Food doesn't stick around long at my house.) I substituted a pound of hickory smoked bacon for the beef, gouda cheese for the cheddar and Bavarian seasoning for the TexMex. I cooked the bacon first, added a tablespoon of bacon fat to the cabbage while it was cooking, and then crumbled the bacon into the cabbage in lieu of the ground beef.

    It was amazing. I don't dislike cabbage, exactly, but it has never been something I've gone out of my way to eat. That has changed with this recipe. I can hardly wait to try the TexMex version.

  19. Wendi

    What size baking dish?????
    Does anyone have the calorie, fat, protein, carb breakdown in grams?
    It says 4 servings but that doesn't tell me very much. I am tracking the macro nutrients.

    Thanks in advance.

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