Thursday, March 6, 2008

Friday Food Fest VIII

I'm in a rush today, so I'm going to post a quickie. My father LOVED to eat stuffed cabbage and my mom would make it regularly for him when we were little (and they were still married..) I LOVED it too and still do. I don't make it that often nowadays, but on occasion I do...

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Recipe Ingredients

large head cabbage
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, grated
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large onion, sliced
1 large can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
3 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice (1 large lemon)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Recipe Method

Remove about 15 large leaves from the cabbage;
cut off very thick part of each leaf.
Pour boiling water over the cabbage to wilt the leaves.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine ground beef with the rice, grated onion, eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place a mound of meat mixture in cupped part of each softened cabbage leaf.
Fold over sides of cabbage leaf; roll up.
In bottom of Dutch oven, place a few of the remaining leaves. Arrange layers of cabbage rolls, seam side down, and sliced onions in a Dutch oven or large casserole.
Pour on tomato sauce, tomatoes, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil on stove top.
Bake, covered, for 1 hour.
Uncover and bake 2 hours longer.

Not as nearly as good as my mom makes (hint, hint) but pretty good!

Bon Apetit!


Beverly Mae said...

mmMMm! My mom made this all the time for me back home! Only we used veggie meat instead of the real thing. It still was tasty=)

G'ma said...

"Not as good as your mom's" eh? Just for that, I'm making you stuffed cabbage this week end!!! :-)

bigsoxfan said...

we're on the same page food wise. I was just talking about stuffed cabbage with the missus. I'm going with rice, minced mutton, and tomato paste. With some korean chili paste and caraway seeds (if I can find them) Thanks for the recipe, I'd forgotten the steps in blanching cabbage up until your post.