Somewhere along the way I found that standing in the kitchen and creating great food, was my favorite way to pass time. After years of doing this, I have decided that maybe I should keep all these recipes in one place, so here ya go. As I get into this whole blog thing, I will probably add other posts on subjects I find interesting. As a note to anyone who may actually try any of these recipes, I don't really measure anything, so I have tried to approximate to my best ability.
1 head cabbage, Peeled into single leaves. Try to not tear them, removing the core with a knife first helps.
1 lb lean ground beef, I like ground sirloin
1 white onion diced
1 small can tomato paste
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg, beaten
Salt, Pepper, and Chopped Parsley to taste
1 large or 2 regular size cans diced tomatoes
2 tbls white wine vinegar
1 tbls splenda, or other sugar substitute
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper
Fill a large pot halfway full of water and bring to a boil, add cabbage leaves a few at a time and boil for 3 minutes, Drain and Set Aside. In a mixing bowl combine ground beef and remainder of ingredients for rolls. Mix well. In a medium skillet combine all the ingredients for the sauce and simmer on low until it thickens, about 5 to 10 minutes. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with Pam, layer cabbage pieces that are too small to roll up on the bottom. Use the large leaves and roll a handful of beef mixture in each one. To roll them. Place the meat about an inch from the largest edge, fold the sides over the meat and then roll forward. Place the rolls in the pan, then cover with the tomato sauce. Cover with foil and bake on 450 for 1 hour.