Cabbage Rolls


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I had to call my mother before making this just to brush up on some steps I wasn’t sure of. The recipe is below if you’d like to try it. This is a great Sunday meal that’s filling and delicious! It’s also great to bring to a potluck.

What You Need

  • 1 cabbage
  • Tomato sauce (check out this post for my homemade recipe) or purchase a jar you like
  • Ground beef (one med to large pack)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup grated parmesan

Instructions

  • Heat oil in pan, add onions & garlic
  • Cook for about 5 minutes
  • Add ground beef
  • Mix in salt & pepper, oregano & pepper flakes
  • Brown & cook meat fully. Meanwhile…
  • Pull off a few outer leaves of cabbage and throw away
  • Carefully pull off cabbage leaves, you’ll need about 12
  • Wash leaves
  • Bring a pot of water to boil
  • Blanch leaves in batches for about 6 minutes each or until flexible, without breaking
  • Let air dry or pat with paper towel if in a rush
  • Lay out leaves and scoop about three tablespoons of ground beef on each
  • Top with a healthy pinch of mozzarella cheese
  • Begin rolling, tucking leaves inwards at the sides to hold meat in
  • Repeat for remaining rolls
  • Scoop some sauce onto bottom of oven-safe baking dish
  • Place rolls in dish
  • Cover each roll with sauce
  • Cover with aluminum foil
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until fork very easily pokes through cabbage roll
  • Top with grated parmesan before serving

Enjoy!!