Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cabbage Rolls

Old fashioned comfort food like Mum made
serves 6
great with garlic smashed potatoes

1 lb ground beef
1 head cabbage
1/2 cup cooked rice or uncooked instant rice
1 med onion chopped
1 clove garlic grated
1 small can mushrooms + liquid (or use fresh with 1/4 cup beef stock)
15 oz can tomato sauce
1 Tbls sugar
1 Tbls lemon juice
1 Tsp basil
1 Tbls worcestershire
1 can tomato paste
salt pepper to taste

Core cabbage and soak in ice cold water. Helps with leaf removal
Remove 12 leaves and immerse in boiling water approx 10 minutes
drain cabbage and allow to cool

Mix ground beef, mushrooms, liquid, rice, 1/2 cup tom sauce, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, worcestershire.

Place approx 1/3 cup meat mixture in stem end of leaf, roll once, tuck sides in, roll to from tight pocket. Repeat for all 12 leaves. Place in 13x 19 baking dish.

Mix sugar, lemon juice remaining tomato sauce. Pour over cabbage rolls

Bake preheated 350 degree oven approx 2 hours. Remove cabbage rolls from baking dish. Thicken sauce with tomato paste and serve over cabbage rolls

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