Cabbage Rolls

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Description

Cabbage rolls [1] [2] is a traditional common side for North American dinners.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, cooked
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 18 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 heads green cabbage
  • 9 cups water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 oz can tomato juice

Procedure

  1. Warm oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Combine beef, rice, salt, pepper, cinnamon, cloves and tomatoes.
  3. Rinse and core cabbage.
  4. In a large pot, fill with 8 cups of water, sugar, lemon juice, vinegar and bay leaves. Boil.
  5. Soften cabbage by leaving in water for ~5 minutes.
  6. Drain cabbage then leave to cool.
  7. Peel a few leaves from the cabbage.
  8. Take 1/4 cup of beef mixture and roll in each leaf.
  9. Fold in sides and roll over.
  10. Place cabbage roll in a baking pan, seam side facing down.
  11. Combine tomato juice and 1 cup of water and pour over the cabbage rolls in the baking pan.
  12. Enclose baking pan with aluminum foil.
  13. Bake for ~47 min.


References

  1. Rombauer, Becker, Becker, Irma, Marion, Ethan Espe (2006). 75th joy of cooking. Simon & Schuster Inc.. pp. 263-264. ISBN 13:978-0-7432-4626-2. 
  2. Yearwood, Trisha Espe. Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood. Clarkson Potter/Publishers New York. pp. 84. ISBN 978-0-307-46523-8.