Friday, February 29, 2008

Cabbage Rolls

Sean's grandma Ahart made cabbage rolls every New Year's Day. I interviewed his grandpa for the recipe and did my best to simulate it here.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
Serves: 8
Cost: Approx. $4.00

1 pound ground beef or turkey ($1.87)
1/2 onion diced
3 Tbsp minced garlic
1 cup cooked rice
2 cans of stewed tomatoes ($1.50)
1/2 head of green cabbage ($.75)

Place cabbage in a pot of boiling water until outside leaves begin to fall off the head (about 10 minutes).

Brown ground beef with onion, garlic and salt/pepper to taste. Drain and mix in rice.

Peel off individual leaves. Place heaping spoonful of beef mixture on leaf and roll. Secure with a toothpick.

Empty stewed tomatoes in a large skillet. Place rolls in the skillet and cover. Cook on medium low for 30 minutes.

**If you like a little more sauce, just pour a jar of spagetti sauce over the cabbage rolls during the last 10 minutes of cooking. I often do.**

1 comment:

Catherine said...

That's interesting that this is a New Year's Day dish. In my family we eat Hoppin' John (basically black eyed peas) and some kind of greens on New Year's Day.