My friend gave me this recipe this morning and I have it simmering now! It sounded like my Grandmother's style. I used the frozen cabbage method for the leaves so I'll give the recipe that way. You need to put them in the freezer over night. If not, you could boil the leaves gently for a few minutes and then let the cabbage cool before handling and taking off the leaves. I added 1 undiluted can of tomato soup (even though that's not a listed ingredient) to my sauce mixture because I wanted a bit more "sauce." I also added some garlic powder shakes to the meat mixture. This could easily be halved but the recipe makes enough for 2 dinners for a family of 4 so I would eat half and freeze half for another day since stuffed cabbage freezes well. I used the Splenda brown sugar. It tastes just like my Grandma's did! My DH loved it. My kids weren't into the cabbage part!