When visiting a family farm in Kansas, we ended up bringing home quite a few pounds of bison. Bison is a wonderfully lean meat with deep flavor that is perfect for using in recipes like this. Following is my recipe for awesome stuffed cabbage rolls, wrapped with Bacon!! You can substitute ground beef or venison as well.
mix together all meat/veggie/rice ingredients and spoon into boiled cabbage leaves. roll up the leaves from stem to outside, securing if needed with toothpicks until all have been rolled. (wrap as tightly as you can without tearing the leaves)
wrap each roll with a piece of bacon and place into medium heat skillet (one that has a lid and is oven proof)
brown on all sides, being careful when turning as to not tear the bacon
When all sides have been nicely browned, pour the tomato sauce over all, mostly concentrating on the areas between the rolls, don't cover them all with sauce (so the tops can brown nicely).
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes (depending on how large your rolls are, I fit 8 into a 12" cast iron skillet), spooning sauce over the rolls as you feel necessary. To serve the rolls, remove from pan, and spoon some of the pan sauce over them.