|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 18 rolls (6 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||39%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||66%|
|Total Carbohydrate 50g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 13g||46%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
- 1 (4-pound) cabbage (whole head)
- 1/2 cup white rice (raw)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
- 1/2 pound ground pork (lean)
- 1 large egg
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon paprika (sweet or hot)
- 1 pound canned sauerkraut (drained juices reserved and optionally rinsed)
- 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (14-ounce) can tomatoes (crushed)
Remove large outer leaves from cabbage and set aside. Remove core from cabbage. Place head in a large pot filled with boiling salted water. Cover and cook three minutes or until softened enough to pull off individual leaves. You will need 18 leaves.
When leaves are cool enough to handle, use a paring knife to cut away the thick center stem from each leaf, without cutting all the way through.
Chop the remaining cabbage, still reserving large outer leaves, and place it in the bottom of a large greased casserole dish or Dutch oven.
In a large bowl, mix cooked and cooled rice, cooled onions, beef, pork, salt and pepper to taste, egg, garlic, paprika, reserved sauerkraut juices, and 1/3 cup of the tomato sauce; blend ingredients thoroughly. Don't overmix or the meat will become tough.
Place about 1/2 cup of meat on each cabbage leaf. Roll away from you to encase the meat. Flip the right side of the leaf to the middle, then flip the left side. You will have something that looks like an envelope. Roll the leaf into a small tube.
Add some tomato sauce in between the layers in the casserole dish or Dutch oven. Place the cabbage rolls on top of the chopped cabbage with sauerkraut and top with all the crushed tomatoes, remaining sauerkraut, tomato sauce, and a few of the reserved whole cabbage leaves.
Add enough water to cover completely. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to very low, cover and simmer three to four hours. Watch carefully so stuffed cabbages don't burn.
Serve with pan juices and a drizzle of sour cream if desired, mashed potatoes, and crusty bread.
Cabbage rolls freeze well before or after cooking and can be made in a slow cooker (see your manufacturer's instructions).