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This is a past down recipe from my great grandma Plazsic. My daughter requested me to put this on recipezaar so she could always look it up to make them...
- 1 large head of cabbage
- 2 cups white rice, cooked
- 1 1⁄2 lbs raw ground sirloin or 1 1⁄2 lbs ground round
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 raw eggs
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- kosher salt
Sauce to pour over rolls
- 4 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- tomato, diced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- tomato juice (optional)
- Core head of cabbage by cutting around the core and removing as much as possible. Boil large pot of water (fill pot only 1/4 or 1/2 full -- when boiling put cabbage into water and cover with top. Leave cabbage in water and every so often as leaves loosen up remove leaves and place in collander in sink to cool -- when all leaves are removed turn off water and throw away -- (if you have any little pieces of cabbage left at end of core, you can save them to place on top of leaves if you would like.
- In a large bowl mix cooked rice, ground meat, onion, garlic, raw eggs 1/2 can tomato sauce and oregano and a little pinch of kosher salt. Mix well with your hands --.
- Spray 9 X 13 inch pans with Pam. Take cabbage leaves and fill with 1/4 to 1/2 cup meat mixture (depending on how big hour leaves are). Place with seam side down in pans -- Turn oven on 350 degrees. Make up sauce (depending on how many rolls you get from your cabbage and how much sauce you want,you can use between 4 to 6 cans of diced or stewed tomatoes for your sauce), if you like cabbage rolls to have more sauce, you can add a little tomato juice to your sauce. Pour sauce over top of rolls. Sprinkle with kosher salt over top of rolls.
- Bake uncovered to 2 1/2 hours or until browned on top, you may need to add a tomato juice to them once in a while so they do not dry out --.
- Freezes well.
Very good comfort food. I made these in the crockpot and cooked them on low for about 5 hours. I tasted them and they were very good. I ended up mixing about 1/4 cup of ketchup and 1/4 cup of water together and pouring over the rolls and heated them in the oven (350) for about 20 minutes before serving. I served them with mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing.
Very good with the addition of allspice in the meat mixture. I did make it without before and it was too bland for us. I add some corn free organic ketchup to liquid from canned plum tomatoes for the sauce to give it a sweeter flavour which we like. I would defiantly make these again with these tweaks. Very good served with mashed potatoes as well.