Stuffed Cabbage

Recipe by Lucy ChesnaCourse: DinnerDifficulty: Intermediate


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  • Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce (or crushed tomatoes)

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon sugar substitute

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning

  • Cabbage Rolls
  • 1 pound ground beef (you can also substitute with ground turkey, chicken, sausage or meat substitute)

  • 2 cup cooked rice (white or brown)

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 1 head cabbage


  • Tomato Sauce
  • Place a large pot over medium . Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, all the seasonings, salt and pepper and sugar. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  • Cabbage Rolls
  • In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Immerse the cabbage head in the boiling water and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the leaves are pliable.
  • Remove from water and peel 12- 15 large leaves.
  • Instructions
  • In a large pan, cook ground beef, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, Italian herbs, parsley. When the ground meat is cooked add your cooked rice and mix well
  • (Optional) Add 1/2 cup of the prepared tomato sauce to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Lay each cabbage leaf on a flat surface, and using a small knife cut a V-shaped notch to remove the thick part of the cabbage rib.
  • Take 1/3 of a cup of the meat mixture and shape it into a log, place it in the center of a cabbage leaf. Roll the cabbage leaf around the meat mixture. Repeat with remaining meat and cabbage leaves.
  • Coat a 9×13 inches pan with cooking spray. Pour half of the tomato sauce on the bottom and arrange the cabbage rolls seam side down, in the baking dish. Top with the remaining sauce.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes then remove foil. Bake for another 20 minutes or until the cabbage is tender

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