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Jessica's Rockin' Turkey & Cookin' Greens Cabbage Rolls

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For filling
  Lean ground turkey 1 Pound, cooked
  White onion 1 Medium, finely diced
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Cooked spinach 250 Gram (1/2 package, cooking greens)
  Tomato 1 , diced
For hard sauce
  Tomatoes 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), unseasoned strained (1 glass bottle, 680 milliliter)
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  White vinegar 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Worcestershire sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Teaspoon


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Separate
10 large cabbage leaves from the head and place
in boiling water. Boil until soft (3-5 min).
Remove from water and set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, add strained tomatoes, brown
sugar,white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice.
Stir together and heat until sauce is warmed.

3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and red pepper flakes

4. Add onion, salt and pepper. Saute until onions are soft
(about 10 minutes). Add Cookin' Greens spinach and saute
until spinach is thawed. Add cooked turkey and tomato
and blend together. Add half a cup of the prepared tomato
sauce (optional).

5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees C.

6. Take approximately 1/2 cup of the turkey mixture and roll
it into the cooked caggabe leaves, folding ends in to
create a enclosed roll. Use a toothpick to hold it together
if necessary.

7. Put a layer of the tomato sauce on the bottom of a large
glass baking dish. Place rolls in dish (toothpick side down)
and coat with remaining tomato sauce.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Preparing Cabbage: If it's too difficult to separate the
cabbage leaves without ripping them, it’s highly
recommended to cut out as much of the core of the
cabbage as possible and boil the whole head. Remove
the leaves as they cook (they will separate easily).
It takes a bit more time to boil a whole head of cabbage
but really eases the separating of the leaves.

Meat: The ground turkey can be replaced with ground
chicken or beef depending on your preference.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 149 Calories from Fat 80

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.6%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g7.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32 mg10.7%

Sodium 97.4 mg4.1%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.3%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.8%

Sugars 4.1 g

Protein 10 g19.8%

Vitamin A 57.9% Vitamin C 27.3%

Calcium 5.2% Iron 7.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Jessica's Rockin' Turkey & Cookin' Greens Cabbage Rolls Recipe