Meat and Cabbage (Old German Recipe)

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Ready In:
3hrs 15mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
1
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ingredients

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directions

  • Season the hamburger well with salt and pepper and add the egg. Mix well.
  • Mix in rice.
  • To make sauce, melt the butter and add the tomato soup and an equal amount of water and add to onion.
  • Add the parsley, celery, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Wash the cabbage leaves and boil until tender.
  • Put 2 tbsp of meat mixture in each leaf and roll tightly.
  • Secure each roll with a toothpick.
  • Place in a saucepan and pour sauce over rolls.
  • Cover pan tightly and cook slowly for 3 hours.
  • Serve very hot.

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Reviews

  1. Mark Kovach
    This tasted great, just like Grandma's stuffed cabbage (and how I loved that). I only had about a third of a cabbage left from making coleslaw so instead of wrapping the meat/rice I rolled it into balls, cut the cabbage into chunks, and put both in the sauce. It worked out just as well and I didn't have to roll up all those leaves (tedious). Otherwise I used the exact ingredients. Thanks for this, I'll be making it often.
     
  2. Carla S.
    Yum, just like my mom's stuffed cabbage leaves!
     
  3. sweetomato
    We really enjoyed this, but I did make some changes from the outset. For health reasons, I used ground turkey. I also added garlic. I decided to bake this at 325 for 3 hours. It was a little dry so maybe next time I will either lower the temp to 300 or reduce the cooking time to 2 hours. I bet this would be nice in the crock pot too! Thanks for a great recipe!
     
  4. smc_1173
    My family uses same recipe that has been passed down from my great-grandmother, but I substitute water for the tomato soup (would give husband sever heartburn due to the acidity of the tomatoe)
     
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  1. smc_1173
    My family uses same recipe that has been passed down from my great-grandmother, but I substitute water for the tomato soup (would give husband sever heartburn due to the acidity of the tomatoe)
     

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