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Lamb Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

  Cabbage head 1 Large
  Ground lamb 4 Cup (64 tbs), cooked
  Lamb 4 Cup (64 tbs), ground cooked
  Crumbled bacon slice 8 , crisp
  Crisp bacon slices 8 , crumbled
  Soda cracker crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (16 Pieces)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic clove 1 Small, minced
  Tomato juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , slightly beaten
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Vegetable bouillon cube 1
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Rolls)
  All-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon (For Gravy)

1. To prepare the cabbage with a sharp knife cut core out of cabbage, pull off and discard any coarse outer leaves and carefully remove 18 whole leaves, one at a time.
2. Save any remaining cabbage for another meal.
3. In a large frying pan in a small amount of boiling salted water steam leaves, covered for 8 minutes, or such that limp and drain well.
4. In a large bowl mix lamb, bacon, cracker crumbs, onion, garlic, tomato juice, eggs, salt and pepper lightly with a fork such that blended.
5. Laying cabbage leaves flat in middle of each place 2 to 3 tablespoons meat mixture fold thick end up over filling and fold both sides toward middle.
6. In a jelly-roll like fashion roll up to cover filling completely and fasten with one or two wooden picks.
7. In a large frying pan in butter or margarine brown rolls, a few at a time and pile all of them back into pan.
8. In a 1-cup measure dissolve bouillon cube in 1 cup hot water pour over rolls and steam with cover for 20 minutes such that cabbage is tender.
9. To a heated serving platter transfer and keep hot while making gravy.
10. Into a 1-cup measure pour drippings from pan and if needed add water to make 1 cup.
11. In a cup blend flour with the 1 tablespoon water such that smooth and return to pan stirring into liquid in pan.
12. Over low heat with constant stirring cook such that the gravy thickens and boils for 1 minute.

13. To serve season as per taste with salt and pepper and into a heated bowl pour to spoon over cabbage rolls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Lamb Stuffed Cabbage Leaves Recipe