Italian Stuffed Cabbage with Spicy Tomato Sauce

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Dec. 16, 2011

Ingredients

Savoy cabbage/Green cabbage 1
Ground beef 1/2 Pound
Bulk sausage 1/2 Pound (Use Hot Or Mild)
Onion 1 Small , finely chopped
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , minced
Eggs 2 , beaten
Catsup 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried whole oregano 1/4 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/8 Teaspoon
Grated parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Soft breadcrumbs 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Beef broth 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
To make the spicy tomato sauce
Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
Canned whole tomatoes 14 1/2 Ounce , undrained and chopped (1 Can)
Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
Dried italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat the oven at 400°.

2. Remove 10 large outer leaves of cabbage reserving the remaining cabbage for other uses.

3. Steam 2 to 3 minutes and set aside.

MAKING

4. In a bowl mix well combining the next 11 ingredients and set aside.

5. Pare down the outside of thick ribs of cabbage leaves until thin.

6. Lightly grease a 2-quart ovenproof bowl and arrange 4 or 5 cabbage leaves placing leaf tips toward center with rib ends extending beyond edge of bowl such that the leaves overlap.

7. Spoon one-third of meat mixture into bowl spreading evenly over cabbage.

8. Cover with 2 to 3 cabbage leaves and press gently and repeat.

9. Spread with remaining meat mixture and fold over cabbage ends.

10. Top with the remaining cabbage leaves and press down.

11. Bring broth to a boil and slowly pour over cabbage mixture, easing a knife between leaves and inside of bowl so liquid will flow down.

12. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

13. Reduce heat to 350° and bake an additional hour.

14. Tilt bowl carefully, and drain off liquid, let it stand 5 minutes and drain again.

To make the Spicy Tomato Sauce:

15. In a heavy skillet saute garlic in hot oil until tender.

16. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

17. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 25 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.

SERVING

18. Invert onto a serving plate and cut into wedges.

19. Serve with Spicy Tomato Sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 357Calories from Fat 176

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1037 mg43.21%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet