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Quick and Simple Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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Stuffed cabbage rolls require some work but are absolutely worth it. Everyone has a different way of making these. This is my version of this wonderful meal. I like serving these with some Greek style plain yogurt on the side.
  Cabbage 1 Small
  White onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Garlic clove 3 Medium, minced
  Chili pepper 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped (optional) (Optional)
  Bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium, finely chopped
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Tomato 2 Medium, peeled and diced
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), uncooked
  Beef broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 1 Teaspoon

1. Take some water in a shallow bottomed pan and boil the cabbage for not more than five minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water and keep aside. Separate the leaves. Remove the hard part and cut the leaf into a half.

2. To make the filling, take some oil in a pan and to it add onions, ginger, garlic, a chilli pepper, diced bell pepper, couple of tablespoon of parsley, a teaspoon of paprika, 2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp oregano, salt and black pepper.
3. Turn off the heat and add two large tomatoes diced, half a pound of ground beef, half a cup of uncooked rice and mix this well.
4. Take the cabbage leaf, put a spoonful of filling into it and roll the leaf. Tuck in the corners and keep aside.
5. In a shallow bottomed pan, place a beef short rib on the center and start arranging the cabbage rolls around the center.
6. Put smashed garlic cloves into it.
7. Now cover the mouth with a lid, place a rock on top and pour 2 cups of warm beef broth diluted with 2 tbsp of tomato paste.
8. Cover this with a heavy lid and let it simmer for a good 45 minutes.

9. Serve with Greek yogurt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
If you aren't too fond of cabbage, these stuffed cabbage rolls will definitely convert you. Stuffed with s savory meat and rice filling, these cabbage rolls are perfect for healthy and light dinner or snack. You can eat them as appetizer or cook them in a sauce if you like. This video explains a step-by-step video on how to make stuffed cabbage rolls at home.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 234 Calories from Fat 101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.4%

Saturated Fat 4 g19.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.7 mg8.9%

Sodium 631.9 mg26.3%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.5%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 11 g21.8%

Vitamin A 30.7% Vitamin C 74.9%

Calcium 11% Iron 22.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Quick And Simple Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe Video