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Unstuffed Cabbage

Back in July, we invited a woman named Ellie Deaner to teach us how to make some easy and tasty recipes.  For some reason I hadn’t made any of her fantastic and delicious recipes since.  Last week, my mom reminded me of this one in particular.  I made it as a side dish for a little cookout and everyone adored it.  I made it again last night.  It is a great dish to keep in the fridge and reheat individual servings at your convenience.

Here is my first official blog post!

Unstuffed Cabbage:

  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 pound of ground meat (chicken, turkey, beef, pork, or lamb)
  • 28 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 head of savoy cabbage (chopped or shredded)
  • I cup of raw rice
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Grated cheese (optional)

Heat the onion and the ground meat in a large pan until the meat is no longer pink.  Add the sauce, cabbage, rice, and water.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 24-30 minutes.  Sprinkle with cheese if you desire.

That’s it.  I kid you not.  And it as the title of Ellie’s cookbook asserts: so delicious!

This recipe is flexible, as well. I forgot to buy an onion last night so I used garlic instead.  The type of sauce can change the taste, as can the type of meat.  You can also change the range of healthiness based on the meat you choose.   I think I will try using brown rice the next time I make this.   

courtesy of Ellie Deaner, So Easy So Delicious

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