Cabbage Roll Casserole Freezer Meal Recipe

With the same ingredients as traditional cabbage rolls, this freezer meal recipe is simple to prepare and will have you reminiscing about the real thing.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 a head of green cabbage coarsely chopped and blanched
  • 1 lb. ground beef browned
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. tomato paste
  • 8 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 12 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp. dill
  • pepper salt
  • 2 cups cooked rice
Instructions
  1. To blanch the cabbage, place the coarsely chopped cabbage in a pot of boiling water for 1-2 minutes before draining.
  2. Brown the ground beef.
  3. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  4. Place all the ingredients into a large resealable bag.
  5. Remove the excess air and seal.
  6. Freeze.
  7. On cooking day, take the bag out of the freezer to thaw on the day of cooking.
  8. Dump the bag contents into a greased casserole dish.
  9. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
Recipe Notes

You can serve this casserole on its own or serve it along with other Ukrainian favourites such as garlic sausage, Nalysnyky or pyrogies with sour cream and onions.