Cabbage Rolls with Beef and Mushroom

Cabbage Rolls with Beef and Mushroom

Cabbage Rolls with Beef and Mushroom in Tomato Sauce


Cabbage Rolls with Beef and Mushroom – Ragu Traditions

Today’s post is sponsored by Ragu, by my family’s love for their pasta sauce is all my our own!”


Cabbage Rolls with Beef and Mushroom

Relationships with in-laws seem to be an endless source of jokes in the comedy world and often bring the rolling of eyes as a first reaction from the average person. They can criticize your way of doing things or overstay their welcome, but at the end of the day they are family and there are usually many great life lessons that can be learned from them. I am fortunate that my mother-in-law has the same passion for cooking as me. Her dad was a baker and she learned some great lessons about cooking from him that I hope to glean as best I can. She also had a fearlessness to explore foods from different cultures and countries, and give her best effort to try something out of a cookbook even though she may have never even seen or tasted the dish before. She loved The Joy of Cooking and other famous cookbooks that I still see referenced today.

While her family has no roots in Italy, Italian cuisine has always been one of her passions and it reflects wonderfully in the many Italian dishes she prepares. Her favorite is rigatoni, but chicken parmesan and lasagna with meat sauce are close behind. I know that no matter which Italian meal she prepares, I will hopefully get to enjoy it with family (and maybe some extended family too), and that the dinner will be an event that will last for at least two hours (maybe four hours, depending on how the wine is flowing that night!). Every time I can count on walking away from the table feeling very full and having a huge smile on my face. We have made this tradition around big Italian meals and I think it is a good reflection of the family experiences that I want to have; sitting around a table and talking about anything and everything, getting to know everyone better and not worrying about work, what time it is or anything else going on in the world. I strive to carry on these traditions and pass them onto my kids. The recipes are amazing and I’m trying my best to take mental record of each step my mother-in-law takes in prepping her meals, but the experiences and values she holds on family are what I hope to uphold and pass down to my kids more than anything else. I want to have these same family gatherings whether eating Italian food or any other type of cuisine.

Cabbage Rolls with Beef and Mushroom in Tomato Sauce

On that note, cabbage rolls are a delicious food that can be traced to different parts of the Middle East, Eastern Europe and other places like Western Asia. I really enjoy the below recipe as it brings in some Italian flavors to an ingredient that is more commonly used in other cuisines, cabbage. Ragu has a nice consistency and just the right level of sweetness, which pairs incredibly well with the meat (obviously) but also the cabbage. I think this dish will be popular and can work as either an entrée or an appetizer. Enjoy and please share any feedback on the recipe and also any family traditions in the kitchen that you have, I’m always looking to add more!

Cabbage Rolls with Beef and Mushroom

Cabbage Rolls with Beef and Mushroom
Cabbage Roll with Beef and Mushroom
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 Whole Cabbage
  • 1 Lb of Ground Beef
  • 1 Lb of Ground Chicken or Pork
  • 1/2 Lb of Mushroom
  • 1 small can of Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 1 Cup of Ragu Sauce
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons of Butter
  1. Separate the cabbage leaves, remove the spines then boil in hot water for about 4 minutes
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat
  3. Add garlic and cook until soft. Then add mushroom and ground meat. Stir for about 3 minutes then add Worcestershire Sauce, Smoked Paprika, Salt/Pepper. Cook and stir for another 2 minutes.
  4. Lay the cabbage leaves flat and spoon the filling into the center of each leave. Roll each one and place them in a baking dish.
  5. Mix condensed tomato soup and Ragu Pasta then pour on top of the cabbage rolls
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 - 45 minutes


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  • Reply
    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Oct 6, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Those sound wonderful. I think I might make some this weekend actually!

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    tara pittman
    Oct 6, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I love Ragu sauce. It comes in a lot of wonderful flavors

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Cabbage and I are not friends, but this looks really good! A beautiful dish, too.

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Great recipe, and your photos are wonderful! I think my family would like this too.

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    Liz Mays
    Oct 6, 2015 at 4:27 am

    I’ve never tried cabbage. Isn’t that nuts? To add marinara like this is the way to do it though.

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 4:29 am

    That looks delish, and the photography is gorgeous.

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Those look really good!!

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Looks tasty! I bet my hubby would love this. I need to bookmark this for the instruction. Thank you sharing

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    Elizabeth O.
    Oct 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I was picturing a cabbage roll with cream sauce but when I saw this, wow! It looks so yummy! I would love to try this for myself.

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    Claudette Esterine
    Oct 6, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Haven’t had a cabbage roll in ages. With a little adjustment, I wll be trying your recipe.

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Looks delicious!

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    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Oct 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    That sounds wonderful! I am going to make some of these this weekend 🙂 YUM.

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    That looks so tasty! I like that this is so easy to make. My family will love this.

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I never heard cabbage roll. Got new recipe to try. Thanks for sharing

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Looks awesome easy to make I have to try…Yummy.

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Oct 6, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I have never had anything like this but I’ve got to try the recipe. I should really use Ragu in more of my dishes. I could eat it out of the jar, I love it so much.

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      Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
      Oct 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Ragu is my favorite jarred sauce. I am from a big Italian family and their sauce is very close to authentic.

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    Oct 6, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I like the taste of cabbage but my family does not. It looks like they’ll be having it for dinner this week. I’m blaming you!

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    Ana De-Jesus
    Oct 6, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I love cabbage rolls they are delicious and would replace it with Quorn as I am a veggie.

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    Liz Mays
    Oct 7, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Oh I’d love to try some of these. They look so pretty and I bet the family would be happy with them too!

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    Shannon P
    Oct 7, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Oh my gosh, my husband would love these!

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    Nicole Haas Etolen
    Oct 7, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I really love it actually my hubby too. I’m gonna cook this for dinner.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    Oct 7, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Thank you for the recipe. I have not made cabbage rolls in the longest time and I think this will be on our dinner table this weekend.

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    Ms. Katrina
    Oct 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I have never had a cabbage roll. These look so delicious to me.

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    Liz Mays
    Oct 7, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve never tasted cabbage rolls ever, and I didn’t think I would want to but those look so good the way you prepared them. I can’t wait!

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Oct 7, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Those look so good! I love cabbage rolls, and those look extra tasty.

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    Melissa Pezza
    Oct 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I love cabbage rolls. They have a delicious flavor, and they’re healthy, too. i can’t wait to try this recipe.

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    Oct 7, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Wow! These look exactly like the ones that my mom loves! I think I am going to surprise her and make these!

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    Maggie C
    Oct 7, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! I really do think this needs a new name to better impart how delicious this looks. 😉

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    Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    Oct 7, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    This sounds so yummy and pretty easy too!

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    Oct 7, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I make stuffed cabbage with hamburger and rice and then sauerkraut with an artificial sweetener and a dollop of tomato sauce. And I make it in a stock pot on top of the stove. (Hungarian style)–never thought to use mushrooms. I definitely will be trying this variation.

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    Oct 7, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I had never thought of adding mushrooms to my cabagge rolls. We have always done ground pork with rice. But I love mushrooms, so I am going to try that next time.

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    Oct 7, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    This looks like a yummy recipe and I love the pictures, so pretty!

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    Oct 8, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I am not a huge fan of cabbage, but this looks amazing. I will have to try this recipe soon-I’m drooling over the pictures.

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    Oct 8, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Looks great love the added mushrooms sounds tasty but I never use jar sauce hmm I can’t wait to make this !

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    Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey
    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Mama mia! This sounds so good, just imagine the beef and the mushroom plus the Ragu sauce. I want this for dinner!

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    Oct 8, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Those turned out so nice looking. I think they’d be a nice twist from the norm to serve to the fam.!

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    michele d
    Oct 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    This is one dish that I would love to try. I bet it taste amazing! Just the thought of cabbage rolled up has me sold.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Oct 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    IUt’s been a while since I made cabbage rolls. This looks delicious and I think you just ignited my urge to make some lol.

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    Oct 8, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    That must be so good! All the ingredients are my faves especially the mushroom. I can’t wait to try that. It’s going to be on the menu next week. 🙂

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    Shanéy Maharaj
    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Never eaten cabbage this way before. Looks like a very interesting dish! Definitely want to try it.

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I love Cabbage Rolls. I will have to try this recipe. It looks so delicious. My kids are going to love it.

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    Erin (@SugarCrumbs)
    Oct 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Oh I am about to make my husband a happy man! Lol, he loves cabbage rolls!

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    Jesica H
    Oct 9, 2015 at 12:53 am

    I have never seen anything like this before! Other than just steamed cabbage and coleslaw, I haven’t given cabbage another thought! This looks so amazing!

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    April G
    Oct 9, 2015 at 5:24 am

    I like cabbage rolls, but my husband does not. I will have to try this recipe. Maybe I can change his mind.

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    Travel Blogger
    Oct 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I have never made this where it turns out right, LOL

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    Mimi "Mimicutelips" Green
    Oct 10, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    What a beautiful creative dish. I’ve never heard of anything like this but I’m drooling already. I will give this a try this winter.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Oct 11, 2015 at 1:58 am

    This sounds and looks so good. I have not made these in years. My family would love if I made these cabbage rolls with beef and mushrooms. I have not made them with mushrooms before. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Krystal's Kitsch
    Oct 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I’ve never made cabbage rolls before. It looks REALLY good! Would love to try one day.

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    Rocio Chavez (@yoursassyself)
    Oct 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! Can’t wait to try them 😀

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    Megan Elford
    Oct 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I hadn’t thought of putting mushrooms in cabbage rolls, but I have no idea why. It’s a great idea! These look scruptious!

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    Amanda @ Adorkablii
    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Okay. this looks so amazing!!!! Ah, this made me so hungry! Haha I can’t even right now! lol

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    Sara @ Life's Little Sweets
    Oct 19, 2015 at 2:55 am

    I am pinning this for a weeknight meal, this looks so good and easy enough for me to make! Thank you for sharing this 🙂

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