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STUFFED CABBAGE LEAVES RECIPE Vegetarian-Dish

These Stuffed Cabbage Leaves are fabulous ! These savory rice, meat and vegetables cabbage packages make a mindblowing combination with rice or any other suitable dish



Ingredients

Cabbage
: 1
Oil
: 1 tbsp
Onion, finely chopped
: 1
Ground chuck steak
: 1 pound
Rice
: 1 1/2 cups
Tomato paste
: 1 tbsp
Finely chopped parsley
: 1/4 cup
Allspice
: 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon
: 1/2 tsp
Salt
: 1 tsp
Freshly ground black pepper
Beef broth
: 1/2 cup
Tomato sauce
: 1 cup

Stuffed Cabbage Leaves Recipe

Method

  • Place the cabbage in a 3 quart glass or ceramic casserole.
  • Add 1/2 cup cold water, cover, and cook 4 minutes on the highest setting, until the leaves can be loosened easily.
  • Discard the tough outer leaves and select 12 or 14 large perfect leaves.
  • Remove the heavy stems(Use the remaining cabbage for another meal.)
  • Heat the oil in a 2-quart glass bowl in the microwave oven for 20 seconds.
  • Add the onion and cook for 1 minute on the highest setting.
  • Add the ground beef and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Break up the beef with a fork and rotate the dish one-quarter of a turn after 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Combine the onion and beef with the rice, tomato paste, parsley, allspice, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  • Place a little of the mixture in the center of each leaf.
  • Fold the sides over and roll the leaves to form tidy packages.
  • Place seam side down in a 12 inch glass baking dish.
  • Add the beef broth and tomato sauce.
  • Cover with waxed paper and cook for 8 minutes on the highest setting.
  • Rotate the dish one-quarter of a turn after 3 minutes.