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Stuffed cabbage

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Equus5O, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Equus5O

    Equus5O Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do you all make your stuffed cabbage? Do you simmer it on the stove or in the oven? Do you use sauerkraut or tomato sauce or tomato soup?

    I canned about 20 jars of tomatoes in juice. I'm thinking of simmering the rolls in some of that.
     
  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    I make cabbage rolls if that is what you are talking about.....I boil the whole leaves first for just a few so the bend easier. Then I roll some mix in each leaf and put in a glass dish 9x13 and then I do put some sort of tomato sauce/diced tomatoes over them with spices of your liking so they don't dry out. You can put them in a crock pot same way which I like a lot basically steams them. I have used enchilada sauce over the top with diced mexican spiced tomatoes and that is really good too.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Equus5O

    Equus5O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:When I make stuffed cabbage (cabbage rolls) I make such a quantity that a baking dish or crock pot just isn't big enough! I use a huge stock pot. I was just curious about different methods used.
     
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    You can do the ways I mentioned the same way in a stock pot....if you want in the oven maybe one of those big 25 pound turkey roasting metal pans would be big enough. I would say experiment with different sauces with small batches first if you are not sure they will be liked with a certain sauce you try.
     
  5. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    I boil cabbage leaves to soften, make the cabbage rolls, then finish them in the oven with a jar of home canned tomato sauce.

    Your tomato juice should work just fine. It just won't be as thick for serving or spooning over the finished dish.

    I also like the enchilada sauce idea. We can our own enchilada sauce - so I'll have to try it on cabbage rolls.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like you are making what my mom called pigs. I cook them in sauerkraut and tomato juice. precook cabbage. roll hamburger mix( like you would do for meatballs) up in the leaves lay in sauerkraut and tomato juice. I use a roaster or large stock pot. cook gently til hamburger is done.
     
  7. gallinamama

    gallinamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mix ground beef and ground Italian sausage in mine... I also put a bit of red pepper in mine for a bit of zing... then I put a bit of tomatoe sauce and parmeasan cheese in the meat/rice mixture, then cover the cabbage rolls with more tomatoe sauce and more parmeasan cheese.. and bake them...slow for about two hours or more. I put a spin on the polish Golabki [​IMG]
     
  8. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    I bake mine in the oven. Crock pot sounds like a great way to do it. How long do you cook them in the crock pot on low?
     
  9. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oHHH I FEEL REALLY LAZY NOW
    I dont roll mine I really dont have time.In the morning before I go to work I brown sausage or burger and onion put in crockpot.Then quarter a head of cabbage and the cut each quarter in half again and
    put over browned meat add 1 jar of homemade spaghetti sauce and 1 cup of water.season salt and pepper .Then when I get home I add 2 cup of instant brown rice and turn off let the rice soak up excess juice.and serve an hour or so later.
     
  10. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Quote:We call them "pigs in a blanket".
     

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