STUFFED CABBAGES ROLLS


 



This is my favorite recipe because it is an incredibly simple, one-pot, a one-pan dish that makes you feel like you have been in the kitchen all day. My mother says it is very good. 


The cabbages are fried and then laid on top in a baking dish with a tomato pureed based sauce. If you scatter the ground beef, rice, and onion over the partly cooked cabbage leaves, it will make a wonderful consistency in the filling. 


INGREDIENTS:


• The 1/3 of an uncooked head savoy cabbage.

• 250 gr.Of uncooked lean ground beef. 

• 80 gr.Of uncooked white rice. 

• 50 gr.Of seasoned breadcrumbs.

• 1 medium grated carrot. 

• 1 medium finely chopped onion.

• 1 minced garlic clove.

• 1 large egg white. 

• 2 Tbsp.Of mineral water. 

• 2 tsp.Of olive oil.

• 1/2 tsp.Of table salt. 

• 1/4 tsp.Of ground black pepper. 

• One large Can.Of diced tomatoes mixed herbs: garlic, basil, and oregano.


HOW I PREPARE THESE CABBAGES ROLLS:


• Step 1: Place cabbage leaves inside a plastic wrap or paper towel and microwave on high for 2 minutes. 


• Step 2: Remove the white portion of each leaf to make leaves more pliable and simpler to fold. 


• Step 3: In a large bowl, combine ground beef, with white rice, water, bread crumbs, carrot, egg white, onion, garlic, and salt and pepper, mix well all ingredients to incorporate. 


• Step 4: Start by spooning around one tablespoon of beef sauce onto the middle of each root. 


• Step 5: Fold up the bottom of the leaf, tuck in the sides of the leaf roll, and then finish rolling the leaf covering.


• Step 6: Heat the oil and grease in a big stockpot on medium-high heat. 


• Step 7: Add the rolls and sauté until golden brown on both sides, rotating them regularly and frying until golden brown. 

• Step 8: Add the canned tomatoes and cook at low to medium heat. 


• Step 9: Reduce the heat under the pot down to a minimum, cover the pot, and simmer until the meat begins to be tender, approximately for 1 hour.   

If sauce thickens or lowers, add water.

RECIPE NOTE: 

You can refrigerate the cabbage rolls before they are ready to use but never start to cook them until freezing. Thaw them, then start cooking them following the instructions suggested above.