HOW TO MAKE STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS WITH GROUND BEEF?
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are a traditional dish! The fragrance that this meal makes while it cooks instantly transports me back to my youth when my mother used to prepare it for us!
Each mouthful is tender and juicy, and the meat is nicely balanced by the rice. The combination of herbs and spices also contributes significantly to the brilliance of the tastes. The tomato sauce is also a standout component of this meal.
While the cabbage leaves themselves are not very delicious, they form an attractive and strong wrap whose taste complements the beefiness well. Additionally, I like how easy it is to serve each piece of this meal in separate rolls, resulting in little effort and an attractive appearance. Try this recipe now!
These classic filled cabbage rolls are packed with minced sausage and beef and topped with a sweet and tangy tomato sauce. They’re one of our favorite comfort food dishes, especially during the chilly autumn and winter months. I prefer to serve them with soft buttery pumpernickel bread and a light dessert such as Lemon Chiffon Pie.
If your family is anything like mine, you know how much they like a good cabbage meal. My family is obsessed with cabbage and can never get enough of it. Have you tried any of my other recipes for cabbage? Take a look below, you can find some of them in the related posts section!!!
FOR THIS RECIPE, YOU’LL NEED:
Cooked long-grain rice; one cup.
One kg and half.Of extra lean ground beef.
1 large spoon and half.Of Worcestershire sauce.
One peeled yellow onion, I chopped it finely.
⅓ Cup.Of chopped parsley.
3 chopped garlic cloves.
A small spoon and half.Of salt.
½ small spoon.Of black pepper.
½ small spoon.Of dried dill.
½ small spoon.Of onion powder.
1 small spoon.Of red pepper flakes.
2 large cans.Of tomato sauce.
½ Cup.Of water.
For garnish, I used chopped fresh dill.
Cook the rice according to the package directions and put it aside. Additionally, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit at this point.
Combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, egg, cooked rice, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, dill, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and 12 cup tomato sauce in a large mixing bowl. Combine until completely smooth.
Add the cabbage to a large saucepan of boiling water and cook for 8 to 10 minutes (turn carefully halfway through). Remove with caution. Do not discard the water, since you will need to re-boil the cabbage after the leaves are removed, and you will need part of the water for your sauce.
Note: Do not completely fill the pan, since the cabbage will absorb part of the liquid. Before bringing the water to a boil, determine the quantity of water displaced by putting the cabbage head in the saucepan.
Once the cabbage has cooled enough to handle, gently remove the leaves and core each leaf. Once you begin removing the leaves, you will almost certainly need to re-boil the cabbage to soften more leaves. Continue boiling a bit longer, allowing it to cool enough to handle, and removing the leaves.
In the bottom of a deep baking dish 9′′ x 13′′ or roasting pan, arrange a few cabbage leaves. Take one leaf at a time and distribute approximately 14 cups of the ground beef mixture on top. Wrap (fold edges and coil up) and put seam side down in prepared dish. Proceed with the remainder of the ground beef/leaf combination.
Combine leftover tomato sauce and about a half cup of cabbage water. Whisk to incorporate. Distribute evenly over the top of the cabbage rolls.
Note: If you want a less tomato-y taste, you may add approximately a tablespoon of white or brown sugar to the tomato sauce. Because I like the brightness of tomatoes, I’ll pass.
Add more cabbage leaves to the top. Wrap the dish tightly in aluminum foil. Bake for about 2 hours and 15 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes, covered.
Once cooked, remove the foil carefully as steam will be produced. Remove the top cabbage leaves. Allow about 20 minutes for cooling before digging. If desired, garnish. I hope that you’ll enjoy this recipe! don’t forget to share it with your friends!!!