Cabbage Rolls

Carrie Green

Cabbage Rolls
Cabbage Rolls

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    medium cabbage

  • 1

    pound minced pork

  • 1/4

    pound minced back bacon(optional)

  • 1

    large onion chopped

  • 1

    clove garlic

  • 1

    tsp pepper

  • 2

    tsps paprika

  • 1

    tsp salt

  • 1/2

    c uncooked rice

  • 1

    cup sauerkraut

  • 1

    c tomato juice

  • boiling water

  • 2

    or more Tbsp white roux

Directions

Core the cabbage and submerge in a pot of boiling water Cover and allow to stand for 15 min or until outer leaves come away from the cabbage easily The leaves should be soft and easy to shape into rolls around the meat. It would help if you cut off some of the large vein in the middle of each leaf Remove 12-15 leaves and shred the remainder of the cabbage Put oil in frying pan and add onion and garlic Saute until soft,but not brown Add paprika and cook 1 min Add salt,pepper and rice Let cool awhile and then add ground meat and mix well Place a heaping tablespoon on each leaf and roll up In the bottom of large pot-preferably ceramic ovenware- sprinkle some of the shredded cabbage and some sauerkraut Place cabbage rolls,flap side down on top Sprinkle another layer of cabbage and sauerkraut on top Then more rolls,etc Pour on the tomato juice and enough boiling water to completely cover the rolls Cover and place in a 325 oven for 2-3 hours Check from time to time and add more boiling water as needed If a slightly thicker sauce is desired add some roux to some juice about 15 min before finished and add to sauce in pot Serve with sour cream NB-This could be used to stuff green peppers Be sure to blanch the peppers first Could add some sugar to the sauce You could also use half beef

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