From the Kitchen of Terri Bergman
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls KB Style
These Cabbage Rolls are so savory and bursting with flavor. The bonus to this recipe is using our Bacon-Wrapped Mini Meatloaf Mix, kitchensbounty.com. With this savory meat mixture we suggest first a Meatloaf (or minis) and half of the mixture, a pound, for use in these Cabbage Rolls. Long bake these delicious pockets of flavor and brown rice will absorb all the flavors and elevates the dish!
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1# of the *KB Meatloaf Mix (see below)
1 Cup COOKED Brown Rice
1 fresh head of Green Cabbage
2 Tbsp of The Amazing Herbes
28 OZ Can of the best crushed tomatoes (CENTO)
15 oz can of Tomato Sauce
2 TBLS of The Amazing Rub (or brown sugar)
1 TBLS of Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil to sprinkle
(I would stir the above sauce ingredients together and set aside. The cooking of the sauce happens in the oven pan of cabbage leaves – makes a fresher taste!)
Prepare the *KB Meatloaf Mixture, this can be done the day before (while your baking a meatloaf!) and reserve ½ recipe or one pound. Add the cooked brown rice to the meatloaf, toss together to incorporate. Divide into 12 portions and set aside for Cabbage Leaves.
Core slightly a large green cabbage and place in large pot with water, bring to a boil for a full 5 minutes, take off heat, remove from water and let rest 10 minutes to cool.
Next release and gently pry at least 12 great cabbage leaves. (At this point, the remainder of the cabbage can be cooled and refrigerated, Excellent thin sliced, use later in a stir fry!)
Cooled cabbage leaves will be spread out on board, meat/rice mixture at bottom of leave, roll and tuck sides in. Do this for 12 leaves.
In an approx 9 x 13 casserole pan, spray with cooking oil, pour ½ sauce mixture. Set the cabbage rolls into pan, end side down, you should be able to get all rolls in the pan. Pour the remainder of the Sauce over the rolls, sprinkle with remaining Tbsp of Amazing Herbes, cover with foil.
Oven at 350 degrees and cooking time is approximately 90 minutes. Check for tenderness and remember the meat mixture was uncooked, so important to give at least 60 minutes, I prefer 90.
*KB MEATLOAF MIX
1 Medium sautéed onion
1 C Chunky Salsa
2 ½# Ground beef/pork mixture
1 C inst oatmeal
2 lg eggs
½ C Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp Amazing Herbes
Can be wrapped in 6 slices of bacon, sprinkled with AMAZ Rub to help brown.
Bake in 350 degree oven, 1 hour
Follow the process of making stuffed cabbage rolls in photos…