Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Unstuffed Cabbage

Unstuffed Cabbage

I love cabbage rolls; hate to make them! Changes to the recipe -- I used 2 1/4 pounds ground turkey and I added an extra can of tomato paste to make up for the extra meat. I also added season salt and some 'montreal steak seasoning' to taste. The dish needs a lot of salt. I give it a 6 out of 10...probably won't make again.

1 ¾ pounds ground beef(I used 85%)
1 medium sized onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 can (28oz) stewed tomatoes
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 ¼ cups water
1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
¾ teaspoon black pepper

1 small head cabbage, shredded, about

8 cups

Heat a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add beef and cook for 6 minutes until no longer pink. Stir occasionally. Drain fat. Stir in onion and cook 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.

Add tomatoes and paste. Using a potato masher, break up the tomatoes. Stir in 1 ¼ cups water, parsely, salt, oregano, sugar, and black pepper. Simmer 5 minutes.

Add half the cabbage and cook covered 5 minutes. Add the remaining cabbage and simmer, covereed, 90 minutes to 2 hours. Stir occasionally.

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