WOW! This was very good. I wish I could give it more stars. Yes, the recipe is a little labored but if a few steps are taken ahead of time, this could definitely become a weekday meal. I am a butter fanatic so I did add a couple of tablespoons of butter to the sauce. As always, the steps were very precise (down to the point of putting a jelly roll pan to catch oven spills) and easy to follow. I can always depend on a Kittencal recipe! Thank you so much!!
KITTEN YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!! When my Slovak grandmother passed away she took all her recipes with her. She had alzheimers and not one person in my family sat her down and got her recipes before she couldn't remember them anymore. We miss her terribly and this is her recipe!!! I was so excited to get this recipe and see how you made it, that's EXACTLY how grandma did it! Thanks so much!!! My family will be so excited this Christmas when I show up at dinner!! We will pass this recipe on to my children on day. Thank You again!!! I always say I have NEVER made any of your recipes that I didn't gobble down and have everyone asking me for the recipe. You are the best!!!
Another winner of a recipe Kitten. We so enjoyed these, they were absolutely delicious. I used a large savoy cabbage, just my preference. I only used the one head of cabbage and cut the meat mixture in half and it had made 12 rolls with plenty of cabbage left over for the bottom and top of the rolls. I did make the whole amount of sauce but I think next time I would double up on the sauce, only because I love lots of sauce and after the cook time it didn't leave much sauce. But the flavor of this sauce was so tasty, I did add a little bit of dry mustard for a bit of zing instead of the cayenne, and it was great. My rolls were cooked in 2 hours time, I am sure that is because of the type of cabbage. I don't think my teenage DD has figured that cabbage is a vegetable yet cause she licked her plate clean. I like it when she does this. Kitten thanks for your wonderful recipe, I can see why you have used this one for so many years. It is fantastic and I too will use it from now on.
Wonderful recipe that I did in the crockpot! I did make some changes though. I cut the recipe in half as I am only cooking for 3. I used Italian sausage, fresh garlic and brown rice in the meat filling.... added enough tomato sauce just to combine the ingredients. Loved the parmesan cheese...that was a nice touch. In the sauce, I used tomato sauce, 1 tsp sugar, salt and pepper. I layered the bottom of my crockpot with cabbage leaves, layed the rolls and sauce then added the sauerkraut. I topped it with more cabbage leave. I cooked this on low for 6 hours. My only comment regarding these is to watch the salt content...this was borderline salty. Next time, I might try adding some Marinara Sauce to the sauce for a different taste. Overall an excellent recipe....one that I would do again! Thanks, Kitten
Delicious! This was the first time I was brave enough to make my own cabbage rolls and I am so glad to have Kitten's recipe! The directions are precise and make the process go smoothly. The flavor is exactly as I remember from childhood -- yes, my Grammie made them too! Thank you Kitt! This is as always a winner that I will be comfortable making again and again!!! Made for KK's Recipe Tag
This lady knows how to cook!!! Kittencal delivers only the very best. Her instructions are clear and the food superlative.
I made these for supper last night. They were fantastic! The only thing I did different is add 1/4 cup brown sugar to the tomato sauce. Everyone said they were to best cabbage rolls they ever tasted. Thanks again Kitten for another winner. Deb
My first try at cabbage rolls, we were all very pleased with the results! I followed the directions exactly, including freezing the cabbage, I DID find that when it came to forming the rolls my leaves were not as pliant as I had expected, so my rolls were not quite the nice tidy little packages I had expected. However, I packed everything into my casserole, layered with sauce as directed, cooked for about two hours, covered with foil, took out, left to cool overnight, and then froze, as I wanted this dish for later in the week. Dh took it out and let it thaw completely in the course of the day, (its winter here, warm but not hot, takes a while), then put it in a medium oven, still covered with foil, to finish off. It was in there for a little over an hour, I then served it with buttered noodles. WONDERFUL!! Cooked to perfection, the flavours are so rich and satisfying, we loved it, and I'm very pleased with myself! thanks Kitten! DH says thanks too, he'll be enjoying it again for lunch today :D
Very EXCELLENT Cabbage Rolls recipe!! My Hubby says this recipe was the absolute closest recipe to his beloved Grandmothers' cabbage roll recipe, which unfortunately, no one in the family learned any of her wonderful food recipes. It's SO important to pass these things down. Thank You for sharing your delicious recipe for all of us to enjoy!! ;)) this is the recipe that we will stick with for our family.
can it be made in a crock pop? fred