A couple of months ago I made a big pan of stuffed cabbage when a friend was visiting. It was fine, but honestly, it took a LOT of time and was a LOT of work—making the filling, cooking and separating the cabbage leaves, forming the rolls, making the sauce and then baking the whole shebang—it really didn’t taste good enough for the amount of effort required. The whole experience ended up confirming for me that Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage Stew is a better way to go.
The Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage Stew has all the flavor of the original dish—and is loads easier. I’ve updated this recipe slightly, and included Instant Pot directions too, so now this wonderful stew can be yours in a jiffy. If you want the slow cooker version, it’s still here too, of course.