Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

As cabbage cooks, it softens and mellows, making for a perfect "wrap" for a beef and rice bundle.



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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    12   ounces 
    ground beef, ground pork, ground lamb, or bulk pork sausage
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    1/3  cup 
    chopped onion (1 small)
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    1   cup 
    canned diced tomatoes, undrained
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    1/2  cup 
    water
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    1/3  cup 
    uncooked long grain rice
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    dried oregano or thyme, crushed
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
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    8   medium or large 
    cabbage leaves
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    1/4  cup 
    shredded Swiss cheese (1 ounce)
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    1  15  ounce can 
    tomato sauce
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    1   teaspoon 
    sugar
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    dried oregano or thyme, crushed
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    1/4  cup 
    shredded Swiss cheese (1 ounce)

Directions
1.
In a large skillet cook meat and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, water, uncooked rice, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
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Meanwhile, trim veins from the back side of the cabbage leaves. Immerse leaves, four at a time, into boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or until just limp.
3.
Stir the 1/4 cup cheese into the meat mixture. Place about 1/3 cup of the meat mixture on each cabbage leaf. Fold in sides. Starting at an unfolded edge, carefully roll up each leaf, making sure folded sides are included in the roll.
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For sauce, in a small bowl stir together tomato sauce, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon oregano. Pour half of the tomato mixture into a 2-quart square baking dish. Arrange cabbage rolls on the tomato mixture. Spoon remaining tomato mixture over cabbage rolls. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Makes 4 servings
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 353, Fat, total (g) 16, chol. (mg) 63, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 28, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 9, pro. (g) 25, vit. A (IU) 1506, vit. C (mg) 34, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 6, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 60, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2, sodium (mg) 827, Potassium (mg) 885, calcium (mg) 212, iron (mg) 4, Vegetables () 3, Starch () 1, Medium-Fat Meat () 3, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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