Stuffed Cabbage Rolls W/ Creamy Tomato Sauce

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Serves: 6-8
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10-12 large savoy cabbage leaves
kosher salt, as needed
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
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1 1/2 c cooked rice
1/3 c sour cream
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp allspice, ground
1 onion, finely chopped
3 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp butter
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 15-oz can chicken broth
1 small can condensed tomato soup
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 c cream
1-2 tsp brown sugar
salt and pepper, to taste

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Lauren's notes for this recipe:
The sauce is so silky smooth and slightly sweet, it pairs perfectly with savory spicy flavor of the meat. Heaven on a plate smothered with joy! AKA creamy tomato sauce!
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Preheat oven to 375.
For cabbage rolls: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add cabbage leaves, cook until tender about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water, set aside.
In a large bowl combine beef, pork, sour cream, rice and 2 tspn. salt.
Heat 2 tbsp. butter in a medium size skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, paprika and allspice. Cook until onions are soft about 7 minutes. Let cool.
Add cooled onion mixture to beef mixture and combine well. Season with pepper to taste.
Lay cabbage leaves on a work surface and blot dry with a paper towel. Slice off the ridged part of the thick rib at the bottom of each cabbage leaf. Place about 1/2 cup of the mixture in the bottom center of each leaf. Roll the bottom of the leaf over the mixture, fold in the sides, and continue rolling forward until completely closed (like your rolling up a burrito). Repeat with the remaining leaves. Arrange rolls seam side down in a 9-x 13-x 2-inch baking dish.
For tomato sauce: Heat 1 tbsp butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, cook until soft about 7 minutes. Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, tomato soup, bay leaf, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add the cream. Pour sauce over the cabbage rolls and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour.
Remove the foil and continue cooking, basting occasionally, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 30 minutes more.

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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Jan 10, 2011
this sounds so yummy!
user Lauren Mitchell laurenboyd2113 - Jan 18, 2011
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user Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1 - Jan 18, 2011
Could you do this in a crock pot?? Mmmmmmmmm!!!
user Lauren Mitchell laurenboyd2113 - Jan 18, 2011
I've never done them in a crock pot but I'm sure it's possible.
user Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1 - Jan 18, 2011
I think I'll give it a try sometime! I'll let ya know how it turns out! And your profile pic. is adorable! haha!

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