Cabbage and meat mildly seasoned with garlic and onions in a creamy cheese sauce and topped with breadcrumbs for a pretty presentation! A real comfort food. Even those who say they HATE cabbage will eat this and like it! I have even made this without the meat- using bulgur and veggie broth. Here is how: Just replace the meat with the same amount of bulgur- (for 1 lb of meat sub 1 cup bulgur) you will want to soak the bulgur according to the instructions on the package- if you bought it in bulk here is how... Bring 2 cups of veggie broth ( can use bouillon and water) per 1 cup bulgur When broth is boiling stir in bulgur. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until bulgur is soft. All the broth should be absorbed. Fluff the bulgur with a fork as you would rice and add to your recipe. I have used beef, pork, turkey and chicken with great results too. *See NOTE for freezing, make ahead and left over tips*
- 1 lb lean ground turkey or 1 lb ground beef, have all worked well or 1 lb ground pork or 1 cup bulgur (2.5 cups cooked, also known as cracked wheat) or 1 lb ground chicken, have all worked well
- 1 medium onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced, more if desired
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1 medium cabbage, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper
- Brown meat, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink and onion has turned clear.
- Drain grease from pan and discard.
- Add cabbage and cover.
- Cook until cabbage is clear.
- Add cheese and sour cream mixing well.
- Pour all into greased casserole and top with bread crumbs.
- Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.
- *NOTE: to freeze- make ahead or re-heat left overs: compliments of Chef Marie Alice:* I froze half of this when I originally made it. This freezes excellently and if anything tastes even better after! I reheated it by melting a little butter in a skillet and then crumbling the partially thawed casserole into it, cooking and stirring until it was heated through.