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From the kosher cookbook Mealleaniyumm by Norene Gilletz. I first made this for Passover and it was an immediate it. There is a year round version and a kosher for Passover version which will be part of the instructions
- 1 medium cabbage (about 3lb)
- 14 ounces jellied cranberry sauce
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄3 cup white sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground chicken or 1 1⁄2 lbs ground turkey breast
- 1 egg
- 4 green onions, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small carrot, grated
- 1⁄2 cup oatmeal or 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄2 cup rice
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 3 -4 tablespoons ketchup
- For the sauce:.
- Remove 16 to 18 large cabbage leaves.
- Trim away the touch ribs; set aside.
- In a large pot combine cranberry sauce, tomato sauce, water, sugar cinnamon and lemon juice. (For Passover use white sugar only, for the rest of the year yo can either use white or brown sugar).
- Bring to a boil, stirring to break up the cranberry sauce. Cut up leftover cabbage and add to sauce. While sauce is simmering, prepare the cabbage rolls.
- For the Cabbage Rolls:.
- Combine ground poultry, with remaining ingredients, and mix lightly. (use matzo meal instead of the oatmeal and breadcrumbs, and use matzo farfel instead of the rice).
- Place a large spoonful of the filling on each cabbage leaf.
- Roll up, folding in ends.
- Place cabbage seam side down in the sauce. If sauce doesn't cover the cabbage add water.
- Cover and simmer slowly for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, basting occasionally, until cabbage is tender.
Another first for me, since I've always had a dislike for cooked cabbage! However, this recipe was tagged in a game [In the games I'm much more adventurous!], & since there were cranberries involved, well.... The resulting cabbage rolls were surprisingly good, & I expect to be making them again! Thanks for the recipe & for posting it so that I was inticed to tag & make it!
I made the Passover version for our Seder at home and it was delicious. I did forget the lemon juice, but other than that, I follower the recipe and didn't make any changes. Prepping everything first made putting the rolls together go quickly. Great suggestion for Pesach!