Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cabbage Rolls

This recipe is an adaptation of the recipe from Trim Healthy Mama. It's super good!!! I don't have much experience with cabbage, so when I made this I was so surprised at how good was. I ended up eating the whole batch over the next couple of days. It is a Satisfying (S) meal. It will be something I make over and over again.

 Cabbage Rolls

Step1: Blanch 14(+/-) large cabbage leaves in boiling water for about 5 minutes to soften.

Step 2: Cook 1-2 lbs. of ground beef. Drain, then return to pan and add chopped peppers and onions. Season with salt and pepper and whatever other seasonings you like (chili powder, onion, garlic, etc.). Cook until everything is cooked well.

Step 3: Plop a little filling in the middle of each cabbage leaf and roll it up, tucking the sides in as you roll so you end up with an enclosed cylindrical shape.

Step 4: Put rolls in a 9x13 baking dish and cover with 1 (8 oz.) can of tomato sauce.

 Step 5: Bake covered in oven at 350 for 30-35 minutes until steaming hot.

Step 6: Enjoy!!! :)

The original recipe is for a crockpot, which I haven't tried yet, but here are the differences:
Step 2: Mix ground beef with 2 eggs, 1 finely chopped onion, and one finely diced green pepper. Season. (without cooking)

Step 5: Put rolls in crockpot and cover with above sauce, or diced tomatoes seasoned with Worchester sauce, salt, and pepper.

Step 6: Cook on med/high in crockpot for 7-9 hours.

*Another idea if you are doing THM is to add quinoa to the meat mixture (which would make it an S Helper).*