Stuffed Piggies

Cassie *

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@1lovetocook1x

Yum! I made 2 pans of these last night. I especially love these the next day. Some things ( like chili ) just get better overnight!

I hope you try them and enjoy as much as we do..


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Serves:
about 18
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 large
head cabbage
1 c
rice, par cooked about 7 minutes
1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1 lb
ground pork
1 medium
onion, chopped - i par cook mine in 1 tbsp butter or oil
2
large eggs
1 - 2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp
ketchup
2 1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
1 tsp
paprika

SAUCE

2 large
14.5 ounce cans tomato soup
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/4 c
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
vinegar
pinch
allspice or to taste
1 1/2 can(s)
water
1 - small can(s)
crushed tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1Bring a large stock pot (12 quart) of water to boil. Core the cabbage and place upside down in the boiling water. ( or freeze head of cabbage the night before, thaw, and will be already softened ready to stuff.

After about 5 minutes of blanching, drain cabbage upside down. Begin cutting each leaf from the core, drain on paper towels.

Use whatever method might work better for you.
2Carefully remove hard center vein, for easier rolling of the cabbage.
3Chop whatever cabbage is remaining; scatter in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish or larger. Set aside
4Mix tomato soup with brown sugar, lemon juice vinegar, allspice, salt, crushed tomatoes and 1 1/2 cans of water. Feel free to taste and make sweeter or sour by adding more sugar or vinegar.

I always make 1 1/2 times the sauce - we like to have plenty to drizzle over mashed potatoes. I don't like dry cabbage rolls either.

Pour a thin layer over the cabbage on the bottom of the casserole.
5Par cook 1 cup of rice in 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of salt for about 6 minutes. set aside. ( you don't want the rice completely cooked.)
6Mix rice with ground beef, par cooked onion, eggs, Worcestershire sauce ,ketchup, paprika, salt and pepper.
7One by one, take a cabbage leaf and cut any hard core at the bottom of the leaf out with by making a small triangle. Place about 1/3 cup or handful of the filling on the leaf, and roll and tuck from the top down. Place in rows in the pan, nice side up.
8Cover with remaining sauce. Cover with foil.

If you have leftover meat, make small meatballs and place all around where you have room.

Bake 2 - 2 1/2 hours at 325 degree F.
9Note:

I sometimes rinse a bag of sauerkraut, drain well, and add that to the bottom of the baking dish. Add a little cracked black pepper, then cover with a small amount of sauce. Then lay my rolls on top...

This particular time I did...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Polish
Hashtags: #Dish, #cabbage, #Rolls, #main