Wednesday, March 7, 2012

{Pinterest Recipe} Cabbage Rolls

For whatever reason, I've been wanting to try cabbage rolls for a few months now.  I heard there is a local steak restaurant (Jamil's) that serves them as appetizers, but when do we have time to have a nice dinner date these days? *sniff sniff*  So, I went on allrecipes.com and found a cabbage roll recipe that had the most positive user reviews.



Ingredients:
  • 12 leaves cabbage
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
Sauce: 
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Directions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil cabbage leaves 2 minutes; drain.
  2. In large bowl, combine 1 cup cooked rice, egg, milk, onion, ground beef, salt, and pepper. Place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture in center of each cabbage leaf, and roll up, tucking in ends. Place rolls in slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together tomato sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over cabbage rolls.
  4. Cover, and cook on Low 8 to 9 hours.





I prepared it the night before and just put it in the frig. The next morning before we left for work , I set the crock-pot on LOW for 10 hours.  

My conclusion:

They tasted like mini meat loaves wrapped in cabbage....so pretty good :)  I think they would make a good little side dish if you're having a dinner party.  


Changes:


I think next time I might add some garlic, diced/crushed tomatoes, and double up on the sauce...and after reading some of the reviews, I might try making them in the oven next time (350 degrees for an hour in a casserole dish).  They say it tastes better.  

1 comment:

Sara said...

I believe the ones at Jamil's also have some cinnamon and/or allspice in them as well...if you're feeling a bit more adventurous ; )
And yes, it seems like you always need more sauce than most recipes make.

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