Cabbage Rolls with Beef,Rice & Raisins

 

Cabbage Rolls
These cabbage rolls are stuffed with ground beef, onion, raisins and rice, then topped with a scrumptious tomato-based sauce. They are so simple to make and so very tasty. Don’t omit the raisins because they definitely add a dimension of flavor
Serves: 4 to 5 (2 cabbage rolls per serving)
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 medium head (about 2 pounds) green cabbage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup cooked rice (white or brown)
  • ¼ cup raisins (I use golden)3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • sour cream, for serving (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13- by 9-inch pan with cooking spray or oil.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Using a small, sharp knife, cut in a circle all around the stem of the cabbage and remove the core. Place the cabbage in the boiling water. After about 2 minutes an outside leaf will come loose--pull it off and out of the water using tongs. After another minute the next leaf will come loose. Remove and repeat until you have 8 to 10 leaves. Pat the leaves dry with paper towels. Cut out the thick part of the rib from the bottom of each leaf, but don't cut more than a third of the way into the leaf.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the beef, cooled onion, rice, raisins, and salt. With the stem side of the cabbage leaf facing you, place a scant ⅓ cup of the beef mixture in the center of each cabbage leaf. Fold the bottom edge over the mixture and then fold the sides over and roll into a tidy packet. Place the cabbage rolls, seam side down, in the prepared baking dish.
  5. In a bowl, mix together the tomato sauce, broth, and paprika. Pour evenly over the cabbage rolls. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Optional: Serve the cabbage rolls with a big dollop of sour cream.
Notes
Can substitute Minute Rice ready to serve 125 g (which is about ½ cup) Long grain and wild rice the ½ cup serving container type. Instead of ½ cup cooked rice used

Substitute 1 680 ml can of tomato sauce (about 23 oz.) omit the broth and add 1 tsp. of Beef --better than Bouillon concentrate

Variations you could also try: To the onion added one shallot

Add 2 spicy Italian sausages (taken out of the casing)-Into the ground beef


Use the extra cabbage to line the bottom of the casserole dish leaves and place the rest on top of the rolls before adding the sauce.

 

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