Everyone loves a good hearty meal that has a variety of flavors to tease the senses. Cabbage rolls do just that and are also incredibly filling.
Loaded with simple ingredients this is a recipe for beginners or advanced cooks.
- 1 clove garlic, diced
- 1/2 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
- 12 cabbage leaves
- 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
- 1/3 to 1/2 a cup chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Place your cabbage leaves in a large bowl and cover them with boiling water. Let stand until leaves are limp, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix the beef, rice, 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce, the salt, pepper, onion, and garlic.
With your cabbage leaves ready, place about 1/3 cup of the beef mixture at the end of each leaf. Now roll the leaf around the beef mixture, tucking in the sides.
Place the filled cabbage rolls, seam side down in an ungreased, 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking dish.
Mix the remaining tomato sauce, the sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cabbage rolls.
Cover and bake around 45 minutes or until the beef mixture is no longer pink in the center.
Remove your pan from the oven and keep the cabbage rolls inside the pan or set the cabbage rolls on a warm platter.
Mix cornstarch and water; stir into liquid. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
Serve and finish off your dinner by pouring the sauce over your cabbage rolls.
|Amount per serving|
Calories from Fat 234
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 26g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 12g||60%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 62g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 20g||80%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Additional Nutrition Facts:
Dietary Fiber 20g; Vitamin A 18%; Vitamin C 16%; Calcium 34%; Iron 46%.
Diet Exchanges: 3 Starch, 3 High-Fat Meat, 3 Vegetable.
For an easy bread to go along with dinner see Sicilian Bread.
Cheers- Heather Earles