(Easy) stuffed cabbage + (Easy) homemade tomato sauce!

(Easy) stuffed cabbage + (Easy) homemade tomato sauce!

You will need…

  • 12 cabbage leaves
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice ( I used Uncle Ben’s 90 second rice)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper

For the homemade tomato sauce…

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
  • Two 28 oz. cans of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Place the whole head of cabbage in the water (trust me!).
  3. Turning it every few minutes until the leaves look soft.
  4. Cut the leaves from the stem & carefully peel off one by one, placing on a paper towel, while in the water.
  5. Cut one inch of the stem off the leave so it will be easily packaged.
  6. Empty the large pot of water & place back on medium heat.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Add the oil & garlic to the large pot, let cook for five minutes, stirring & not allowing the garlic to burn.
  9. Add two basil leaves & cook for one minute.
  10. Add the whole tomatoes, two more basil leaves & salt & bring to a boil.
  11. When boiling, reduce heat & simmer for 45 minutes, stirring & crushing the tomatoes along the way.
  12. While the sauce is cooking, combine the rice, beef, egg, milk, garlic, onion, salt & pepper, mix well.
  13. Stuff each cabbage leaf & fold cabbage leaves over once then close like a package.
  14. Place the stuffed cabbage in a 9 x 13 dish, seam side down, covered in olive oil to reduce sticking.
  15. Once all stuffed cabbage are in the dish, cover them with the tomato sauce, you will most likely use half. Place the rest of the sauce in the freezer & use at a later date for so many things; chicken parm, mozzarella sticks, meatballs, spaghetti squash, bolognese sauce.
  16. Place the stuff cabbage in the oven & bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Adapted from mrshappyhomemaker.com & kitchme.com


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