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Stuffed Whole Cabbage

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Cabbage is a regular feature in my house. The kids love it as much as the adults. I try making it in different styles. Stuffed Whole Cabbage is one main dish that is particularly enjoyed. A complete meal in itself, this is a good option to prepare.
  Cabbage 2 Pound
  Salt 2 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Luncheon meat 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
  American cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Bread crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), diced
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, melted

1) In a kettle, add the whole cabbage with 1 teaspoon salt.
2) Add boiling water to cover the cabbage.
3) Boil for 30 minutes, till crisp-tender.
4) Remove from the water and drain well.
5) Slice off the top and carefully scoop out the inside, leaving 1 1/2-inch shell.
6) Place the shell in a casserole.
7) Shred enough of the cabbage center to measure 1 cup.
8) Mix together the shredded cabbage, meat, cheese, onion, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
9) Mix well and spoon into the cabbage shell.
10) Combine together the tomatoes, 3/4 cup water and the remaining salt.
11) Pour into a casserole around the cabbage.
12) Place a lid over.
13) Place in the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour.
14) Mix together the remaining bread crumbs and butter.
15) Take the casserole out of oven and sprinkle with the crumbs.
16) Bake again for another 15 minutes, till the crumbs brown.

17) Serve with pan drippings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 248 Calories from Fat 128

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22%

Saturated Fat 8.2 g40.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 46.3 mg15.4%

Sodium 820.9 mg34.2%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g4.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.4%

Sugars 6.9 g

Protein 17 g33.4%

Vitamin A 17.7% Vitamin C 103.1%

Calcium 23.6% Iron 6.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Stuffed Whole Cabbage Recipe