Thursday, May 10, 2012

Another "Un" Recipe - Unstuffed Cabbage

If I were a chef I might call it "a deconstructed cabbage roll" or some other fancy term.  What it boiled down to - is a much faster version of a wonderful comfort food.  One I would never have the time to make on a weeknight.

Start with about 2 pounds of ground meat (1 like to use a mix of 1 lb ground turkey and 1 lb ground beef or sausage) and 1 large diced onion.  Add salt and pepper and brown well over medium-high heat.  Add 1 large can of diced tomatoes with the juice, 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (a nice chunky one is my favorite in this), 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of water.  Cover and simmer on high about 10 minutes or until the rice starts to soften.

 Add 1 medium head of diced cabbage.  Cover and simmer until the cabbage is tender.  Add 1/2 cup mozzarella or Italian-blend shredded cheese and stir well.  Cover and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
Top with 1 cup shredded mozzarella or Italian-blend shredded cheese.  Cover and simmer 2-3 minutes more until the cheese is melted.

 Serve with your favorite garlic bread.  Great for a crowd.  Cheap.  Easy.  Filling.  Comforting.  Everything "Un" stuffed cabbage should be.


Michelle Day said...

My husband LOVES cabbage and will love this recipe :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


Unknown said...

Thanks, Michelle. My husband does too but the kids don't care for cabbage so much. This one keeps us all happy - he gets what he wants, kids don't notice the cabbage so much and I don't have to spend half a day slaving over it! :)