Cabbage Rolls Revisted

These cabbage rolls are a favorite of mine, so I am revisiting a recipe I have previously posted.

They paired especially well with the Basil Mashed Potato recipe I posted here.

Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

6 cabbage whole leaves
1/2 pound uncooked lean ground beef
1/2 cup uncooked white rice
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
1 medium onion — finely chopped
1 medium garlic clove — minced
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 pint jar canned diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano
1/4 cup grated parmigiana cheese

Wrap cabbage leaves in moist paper towels and microwave on high for 2 minutes to soften. Cut off the thickest, white portion of the spine of each leaf, set aside.

Combine beef, rice, water, bread crumbs, spices, onion, garlic, egg, salt and pepper in a large bowl; mix well.

Spoon about 1/4 cup of beef mixture onto the center of each leaf. Fold up bottom of leaf to cover filling, tuck in sides and then continue rolling to make loose rolls.

Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat; add rolls and saute until golden brown about 5 minutes. Remove carefully and wipe pan of excess oil.

Replace rolls then add tomatoes, chicken stock, fresh basil and oregano to pan.

Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until cooked through, about 1 hour to reduce liquid.

Sprinkle on cheese and serve when melted.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kevin
    Jun 29, 2008 @ 17:04:17

    Those stuffed cabbage leaves sound tasty.

    Reply

  2. Sue
    Jun 29, 2008 @ 19:35:43

    They are good Kevin. Thanks.

    Reply

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    Jun 30, 2008 @ 07:48:05

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  4. Sue
    Jul 02, 2008 @ 10:13:34

    Thanks for playing Natashya.

    Reply

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  6. cuisine
    Sep 15, 2008 @ 20:59:57

    Great recipe !!! I will add it to my secret recipe book.
    I like so much the meaty ones !!! 🙂
    LOTS of sour cream and also some fried smoked bacon…Thanx!

    Reply

  7. Sue
    Sep 18, 2008 @ 07:15:52

    cuisine,
    I love these rolls. Hope you like.

    Reply

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