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flavorful cabbage rolls

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Tina Asher
Lexington, TN

I had been searching for a good cabbage roll recipe. Unfortunately I couldn't find one with much flavor, most are so bland. I came up with this recipe and it is very flavorful, filling and always a crowd pleaser. Don't let the cinnamon throw you off, it enhances the flavors wonderfully.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients For flavorful cabbage rolls

  • 1
    large head of cabbage, separated into leaves
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 3/4 c
    uncooked rice
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1
  • 1 pkg
    dry spaghetti mix
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 sm
    can tomato juice
  • 1 can
    (8 oz) tomato juice
  • 1 can
    crushed tomatoes with garlic and basil
  • 3 Tbsp
    white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 can
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch mixed with 1/4 c water, all lumps removed.

How To Make flavorful cabbage rolls

  • 1
    Drop cabbage leaves into boiling salted water; cover and cook for 3 minutes or until pliable. Drain well.
  • 2
    For filling, combine ground beef, rice, onion, egg, Spaghetti mix, cinnamon and tomato sauce. Mix well and divide into 12 portions.
  • 3
    Place a portion of the ground beef mixture into the center of each cabbage leaf. Roll leaf around filling; if you need to, fasten with toothpick. Place in a baking dish.
  • 4
    For sauce, combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water and pour over cabbage rolls
  • 5
    Bake tightly covered in a preheated 350° oven 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the cabbage rolls and discard toothpicks.
  • 6
    Place pan with juices over medium heat or transfer the juices to a saucepan and place over heat; stir cornstarch and cold water mixture into the sauce; bring to a boil and cook until thickened.
  • 7
    Pour sauce over rolls and serve.

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