Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Classic Cabbage Rolls

I'm on the search for a cabbage roll like my grandma's - I think my mom has the ingredients written down somewhere, but until she finds them, I wanted to find something to hold me over until then.

These were delicious. The sausage and Worcestershire added a bit of spiciness and smokiness. I actually got my husband to eat cabbage - SHOCKER! 
Classic Cabbage Rolls - these are smoky and have a little bite from the Italian sausage. #cabbage #sausage

What you need:
  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cans Italian diced tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup V8 juice, optional

Boil cabbage in a Dutch oven for 10 minutes. 
Drain and rinse with cold water. Remove 8 of the leaves.

Saute 1 cup onion in butter.

Add tomatoes, garlic, sugar, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Simmer for 15 minutes.

In a bowl, combine rice, ketchup, Worcestershire, pepper, remaining 1/2 cup onion, and remaining 1 tsp. salt. Crumble meats over top. Mix well.

Remove vein from 8 leaves. Place 1/2 cup meat mixture on leaf and roll up tightly. 
Place seam side down in a large skillet. Repeat and then top with sauce.
Cover and cook on medium-low for 1 hour.

Add juice and cook on low for 20 more minutes.

Recipe from Taste of Home

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These were recreated by Natural Noshings for April 2013 SRC {here} Secret Recipe Club

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I had you this month for SRC - these are SO yummy! Just made a few minor substitutions but the flavor profile was the same :) It's a keeper! LOVE your blog and all your yummy recipes, can't wait to make more!