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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls recipe

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 1 hour Total time: 2 hours Serves: 6


  • 1 large head of green cabbage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp vinegar

Instructions for Stuffed Cabbage Rolls recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Carefully remove the outer leaves of the cabbage and set aside. Once the water is boiling, add the cabbage head to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes or until the leaves are pliable. Remove from the pot and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, rice, onion, egg, salt, and pepper.
  4. Take a cabbage leaf and place about 2-3 tablespoons of the meat mixture in the center. Roll the leaf up, tucking in the sides as you go. Repeat with the remaining leaves and meat mixture.
  5. In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine the crushed tomatoes, brown sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Place the cabbage rolls in the pot, seam side down. Cover and bake for 1 hour.

To make it beautiful

  • You can garnish the dish with fresh parsley or chopped green onions, and
  • You can also add a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt on top.

Nutrition per serving (based on 6 servings): Calories: 350 Fat: 12 g Carbs: 35 g Protein: 23 g

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