Super-Stuffed Cabbage With Tomato Sauce

Super-Stuffed Cabbage With Tomato Sauce

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Surprise your dinner guests with cabbage rolls stuffed with ground beef, brown rice, and veggies. Make this popular dinner entree a classic family favorite! It's so good they won't know how healthy it is.

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Time needed

5-10 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cabbage, cored
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 C. frozen brown rice, cooked
  • 1¼ lb. ground beef
  • 3 T. thyme
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 3 C. marinara sauce

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cook whole head of cabbage in a large pot of boiling water for two minutes. Carefully remove the softened outer leaves, keeping them whole; set the leaves aside. Return cabbage head back to the pot and repeat until you have 15 cabbage leaves. Finely chop the remaining cabbage, measuring out two cups, and set aside.
Place the onions in a food processor and pulse several times to finely chop. Remove onions from food processor and set aside. Process the carrots the same way, keeping all of the vegetables separate.
Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add the oil. Add the onion and sauté five minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high. Add the two cups of chopped cabbage, carrots, and garlic; sauté four minutes. Remove from heat; set vegetables aside to cool slightly.
To the skillet, add the brown rice, ground beef, thyme, salt, pepper, and egg, and stir gently.
Spread one cup of the marinara sauce on the bottom of baking dish.
Place some cabbage-meat mixture in the center of each cabbage leaf. Starting at the core end, roll into a tight log, tucking in the sides of the cabbage leaf as you go. Place cabbage roll in the baking dish, seam side down. Top with remaining marinara sauce.
Cover dish with foil; bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover and serve warm


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