Recipe by Denise in da Kitchen
This recipe came out of the paper. I haven't tried it yet, but it does seem to have all of the elements of real German comfort food! (Serving time and prep time are approximate)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 1 dash allspice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can sauerkraut
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- 1 small cabbage
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix ground beef with eggs, rice and 1 tablespoon sugar; season with cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper.
- Form into balls.
- Saute chopped onion in oil until golden.
- Add tomato sauce, 1 can of water, sauerkraut with its juice, brown sugar and raisins.
- Heat this mixture and taste- it should be sweet and sour.
- Shred cabbage, or cut into thin strips (eliminate any hard, veined parts).
- Pour some of sauce on bottom of roasting pan.
- Layer half of shredded cabbage over sauce.
- Place meat balls on top of cabbage.
- Cover with remaining cabbage, and pour on remaining sauce.
- Cover pan with lid or foil.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
- Lower heat to 275 degrees and bake for another hour.