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Cabbage Rolls

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Here's a recipe that I've used before.

Cabbage Rolls

12 cabbage leaves


1 pound ground beef or turkey

3/4 cup cooked rice

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper


1 small can (8 ounces ) tomato sauce

1 can diced tomatoes, undrained

3 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons vinegar

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water


Drop cabbage leaves into boiling salted water; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain well. For filling, combine ground beef, rice, onion, salt and pepper. Mix well and divide into 12 portions.

Place a portion into the center of each cabbage leaf. Roll leaf around filling; fasten with toothpick. Place in a baking dish. For sauce, combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water and pour over cabbage rolls. Bake covered in a preheated 350


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For a Hungarian variation (we called it stuffed cabbage), we neither used toothpicks to hold them together, cooked rice, or baking.

Instead, it was a very similar recipe, but using (I think) about 1/2 cup uncooked rice to each 1lb ground meat. After rolling the cabbages up very loosely to allow for rice expansion, we'd put them in a large pot, fill it with tomato juice so all the rolls were covered, and simmer (very low), until they were cooked through.

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The filling is similar but I use Rokeach or Manishewitz Tomato Mushroom Sauce and add a small amount of sugar and lemon juice to that and add a couple of sliced apples and raisins into the sauce in the pot and let it simmer.

Gives it a great taste.

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This is my Aunt Mary's recipe. I like it the best:

1 head of savoy cabbage, leaves wilted

Meat mixture:

1/2 lb. ground beef

1/2 lb. ground pork

1 green pepper, diced small

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 cup chopped parsley

2 c. cooked rice

1 tsp marjoram

1 tsp sage

1/2 tsp ground caraway seeds

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper


1 lb. saurkraut

3 TBSP brown sugar

large can (29 oz) tomato puree

salt, pepper

You can put the head of cabbage in the freezer overnight to wilt it, or just tear off leaf by leaf and wilt them in boiling water. Mix all of meat mixture together and wrap in lettuce leaves. Mix sauce ingredients, put a little on the bottom of pan, layer stuffed cabbage rolls and sauce. Put in water up to top level of cabbage rolls. Simmer one hour.

I know that the saurkraut and tomato and brown sugar sounds like eeeeewwwww, but the sauce is supposed to have a sweet/sour taste and this is the best I've had.

DD: gluten-free/casein-free, soy lite, corn lite

Me: Vegan

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