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Easy, Paleo, Slow-Cooker Cabbage Rolls

Cook: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs
This delicious meal is simple and SO nutritious. It's also full of flavor your family is sure to love!
Servings: 8
Calories: 364kcal
Author: Trisha Gilkerson


  • 1 large head of green cabbage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or avocado, almond, etc.
  • ½ white onion diced finely
  • 1 ½ cups riced cauliflower does not need to be precooked
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce


  • If you're making your riced cauliflower yourself, rice it using a food processor (or grate it by hand).
  • In a large bowl, mix the beef, pork, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Put a large pot of water on the stove over high heat. To prepare the cabbage for rolling, lightly boil it whole and peel the leaves off a few at a time. Cut the core out of the cabbage and place in the pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. As the leaves soften, you can peel them off with a spoon or pair of tongs.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of coconut oil. Add the onion and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  • Combine the onion and riced cauliflower with the meat, and mix by hand to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • Take a cabbage leaf, concave side up with the stem toward you, and place a large spoonful of the meat mixture at the stem end. Then roll forward, fold the sides in and end with the seam down.
  • Mix the crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce in a bowl. Put about 1 cup in the bottom of the slow cooker. Lay the cabbage rolls in with the seam side down.
  • Cover with the remaining tomato mixture once the slow cooker is full.
  • Cook on low for 5 hours.
  • Serve & enjoy!


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg
courses: Dinner, Main Course
cuisine: American
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