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French Stuffed Cabbage

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Ingredients
  Green cabbage 1 Medium
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Minced onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Pork sausage meat 1⁄4 Pound
  Chopped cooked lamb 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Fresh bread crumbs 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Carrot 1 , sliced
  Onion 1 , thinly sliced
  Bacon slices 2
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 Can)
Directions

In large saucepan, in boiling salted water to cover, simmer whole cabbage 5 minutes.
Plunge into cold water; drain well.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Make stuffing: In small skillet over medium heat, in butter, cook onion until tender.
In medium bowl, beat egg; add sausage, lamb, rice, cooked onion, garlic, crumbs, salt and pepper; mix thoroughly; set aside.
In deep 3-quart casserole, arrange carrot and onion slices in layer.
Place 2 20-inch lengths of string crisscross on top of vegetables.
Set cabbage, stem end down, on top of string.
With knife, from center of cabbage, cut out 3-inch round core to about 2 inches from bottom; fill cavity with stuffing.
Lay bacon across top of cabbage.
With string, tie cabbage head firmly, pulling leaves up over stuffing.
Pour tomatoes around cabbage.
Cover and bake 1 1/2 hours.
Remove string; cut in wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Dish: 
Stuffing
Ingredient: 
Cabbage
Interest: 
Quick
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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