Easy German Cabbage Hot Pot

Easy German Cabbage Hot Pot

Add a little German flare to your one pot recipes. A family favorite that has made its way to many homes all over, Easy German Cabbage Hot Pot is a quick and easy meal that is not only delicious, but also budget friendly. Made with a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, it is great for a weeknight dish when you need something on the table fast. Try a German classic for supper tonight.

Cooking MethodCasserole


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small chopped garlic,
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 can (8-ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice, uncooked
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth


  1. Saute chopped onions and garlic in vegetable oil. Add ground beef and cook until the meat is completely browned.
  2. Add washed and chopped cabbage.
  3. Add tomato sauce or chopped fresh tomatoes. Add about 1/2 cup of rice to a pot of this dish and chicken broth. Salt and pepper to taste. Let it boil, reduce heat to low, cover and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. You can serve this dish hot as is or if desired with a whipped yogurt sauce.

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How much vegetable oil? Is it a small clove or bud of garlic--pressed, chopped or minced?--how many chopped fresh tomatoes? This recipe sounds good but needs some specifics!

I make this the very same way, the only thing different that I do is to turn it into a Casserole. After I'm done with the frying and everything has been cooked (the meat) I throw it into a casserole dish (9 X 13 or a 4 cup cooking dish) mix with cabbage cover with foil and bake at 350 F for 45 minutes. Half way cooking check for dryness, if dry stir in some Vegetable Juice. My gang of eaters love this, say it tastes just like Cabbage Roll chopped up.

Wow, rough crowd here CreativityGoddess. There was a typo, and yet the world did not burst into flame. Anyhow, great recipe, "Pigs Swimming With Blankets". It's a lot less work than Pigs In a Blanket, aka stuffed cabbage rolls. Thanks, it worked great in a slow cooker on low for 6 hours.

You guys are really slipping! I always look at the nutritional info. but your web site says the data is loading................but then nothing! Maybe time to look for a better webmaster, or proof reader.

This is not a nutritional recipe site, it's the site for good and quick eating recipe's. If you need nutritional info try another site. Mr. Food only has GREAT eating recipes.

Hi all - We have corrected the ingredients list; it should have read "cabbage" instead of "lettuce." For the rice, you can put the grains in uncooked and they will cook while boiling along with the other ingredients. We hope this clears up the confusion. -Editors of RecipeLion

What is wrong with all of you at Recipe Lion? German Hot Pot Lettuce? Really? Apparently you do not have proofreaders. As a former assistant editor of a newspaper, If one of my people had let a mistake this large pass, they would have passed, also, right out the door. You should also say whether it is cooked or uncooked rice.

Obviously they dont read the recipes, let alone edit them. Obviously they dont care either. Everyone picked up on the lettuce/cabbage mix up. Did anyone pick up on the rice? About a 1/2 cup of what, regular rice, Minute Rice, uncooked rice, precooked rice, what? I would also add that this dish is much better if you use a beef broth instead of chicken broth. It makes it much heartier.

Easy German Lettuce Hot Pot - Please use these recipes but do not rely on measurements and ingredients being correct.

obviously no one reads the comments, or doesn't care enough to correct the wording.

Change wording on cabbage hot pot. Should be cabbage.....not lettuce.

This sounds delicious, but I think the author meant to say "cabbage" instead of "lettuce" in the ingredients list. :)


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