Steamed Cabbage Beef Rolls With Sauce

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Kathy McGeorge

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@AmericanNurse01

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These rolls are incredible!  The dish had a hint of an Asian flair to it despite the absence of any traditionally Asian ingredients. Very tasty.  (The tomato sauce would also be good on its own with other dishes as well.)  Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

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Method:
Steam

Ingredients

  • 1
    cabbage
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 c
    cooked rice
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 c
    soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp
    sage, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 dash(es)
    ground nutmeg
  • SAUCE INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour
  • 2 c
    tomato juice

How to Make Steamed Cabbage Beef Rolls With Sauce

Test Kitchen Tips
Do separate the cabbage leaves under running water as Kathy suggests... That's a great tip that made the process much easier.

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut the core from cabbage.
  2. Under running water, carefully remove about 15 leaves to use for the recipe.
  3. Have about 2 quarts water boiling; add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Dip the cabbage leaves in boiling water, 3 at a time, for about 3 minutes.
  5. Remove with tongs, drain and set aside.
  6. Mix the meat, onion, cooked rice, butter, bread crumbs, sage, pepper, nutmeg and salt.
  7. Lay a cabbage leaf on a flat surface.
  8. Put 2-4 tablespoons of the mixture on each leaf, depending on the leaf size.
  9. Put the meat near the base of the leaf, fold leaf up and over the meat, turning under the sides.
  10. This will make about 15 rolls.
  11. Place the rolls, seam side down, in a greased 2-quart casserole dish.
  12. Make two layers of the rolls.
  13. Place this dish on rack over 2 inches of simmering water in wok or large heavy pan with rack.
  14. Cover pan or wok and steam for 35-40 minutes.
  15. TOMATO SAUCE: Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a skillet.
  16. Add the salt, chili powder and the flour.
  17. Mix to a smooth paste.
  18. Cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
  19. Remove from heat and slowly stir in the tomato juice.
  20. Return to heat and cook until it boils and thickens.

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About Steamed Cabbage Beef Rolls With Sauce

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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