Cabbage Caboodle Casserole

If we were visiting my Irish Grandmothers kitchen today and asked her what are you making for dinner; she might say a Caboodle. What is a Caboodle you might ask, for my Grandmother it was usually a dish of whatever she had on hand with Cabbage as the star. Like my Grandmother we grow our own cabbage and this is a great time of the year to harvest the winter cabbage. If you are not growing your own cabbage the markets are full of great buys on cabbage. Part of this recipe belongs to my Grandmother and the rest is my own that becomes the Caboodle; whatever we have on hand today. Lets take a look at my Caboodle.

Wonderful Flavors In This Caboodle

Cabbage Caboodle Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1-1/2 pounds of ground chuck
8 cups fresh cabbage, sliced in strips
3 cups cooked rice
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups spicy tomato juice,(I use V-8 Spicy)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook the rice and set aside.
Slice the cabbage in 1/2 inch strips and set aside.
In a heavy skillet, brown the ground chuck, add the onions, bell peppers and garlic, cook until the onions are clear. Season with 1 teaspoon nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.
With a slotted spoon, letting the fat drain back into the skillet, spoon the meat mixture into a 9 X 13 baking dish, spread it into an even layer.
Next layer the cooker rice on top of the meat mixture. Lightly salt and pepper the rice.
In the skillet that you cooked the meat and vegetables in, saute the cabbage in the remaining fat and seasons. When the cabbage is just beginning to wilt, remove it from the skillet and place it on top of the rice. Lightly salt and pepper the cabbage.
Pour the Spicy Tomato Juice on top of the cabbage.
Cover the baking dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Garnish with fresh parsley.

Start With A Great Fresh Cabbage

Layer The Meat Mixture Into The Baking Dish

Next Layer The Cooked Rice

Next Layer The Saute Cabbage

Last Pour The Spicy Tomato Juice On Top
Cover and Bake

Ready To Serve

This Dish Has Fabulous Flavor

I sure am excited that you were able to stop by the cottage today and have a little visit with us. It is always so special to have a friend join us for a meal, somehow it just taste better when shared with a friend. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Caboodle is such a great word! I often make dinner "caboodle" style!

  2. Wonderful casserole!! My Mon used to make something very similar and we all loved it :)

  3. Such a creative and tasty recipe. I love that you grow your own cabbage! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  4. This is a new one for me, caboodle is such a cute name and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!


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