Cabbage Rolls

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 1:01am
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I have lost my recipe for cabbage rolls. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] (I guess that's what happens when you don't make something for about 15 years.)

I am interested in ANY cabbage roll recipes. The one I lost used both ground beef and ground pork, and white rice.

If your recipe is different, please still post it - I often take 2 or 3 recipes and combine what I like from each of them.

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 1:12am
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OOOHHH...let me look up my polish grandfather's recipe....sounds like what you're looking for (was yours with a tomato based sauce?)
gotta go pick up my daughter at school, but i'll go hunting when I get back.
kristen [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 3:19am
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YES YES YES! (keeping fingers crossed)
This year we stewed our own tomatoes, and that's what I'm planning to use - but in the past I've used spaggetti sauce. My recipe didn't ask for spaggetti sauce, but I like them a little spicier.

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 9:52am
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Hi Anna Marie,
I'm warning you, I rarely cook by recipes, so be prepared to improvise. It's also hard for me to give a recipe when I'm not actually doing it, so, here goes.
This is also a Polish Stuffed Cabbage, as my family makes it.
Head of Cabbage (the leaves are easier to work with if you freeze the cabbage for a day or so, then let it thaw)
2 Tbsp. oil
2 onions, sliced
3 cups canned tomatoes or tomato sauce (I've also used a jar of marinara sauce in a pinch)
a couple of teaspoons salt (2-3)
pepper to taste
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup uncooked quick cooking rice
1/2 small grated onion (I've used 1 tsp. onion powder instead)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 egg
less than 1/4 cup cold water
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup golden raisins
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If you freeze the cabbage, it is not necessary to cook the leaves. Remove about 12 large leaves, rinse and pat dry.
Lightly brown the sliced onion in oil. Add the tomato sauce, some of the salt and pepper. Simmer for 1/2 hour.
Meanwhile, mix together the meat, eggs, grated onion (or onion powder), garlic powder, rice and water.
Place some of the meat mixture on each cabbage leaf. Tuck together like a taco, and roll up. Place seam side down into pot with the sauce. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours. Add the lemon juice and sugar (some people also use honey or cranberry sauce) and raisins. Cook about 30 minutes longer.
Enjoy!
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 10:24am
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Well Amy - your chicken is still a big hit here. We actually call it [b]Amy's Chicken[/b] in my house. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Hee hee - and nobody else knows anyone named Amy.
Anyway, cabbage rolls are personal. Everyone makes them a little bit different. I've always made them with cooked rice.
But, I have a question about the meat. Do you brown it first? Every recipe I've found does [b]not[/b] specify to brown it first. Most people would assume that means don't brown it. But, well, you know my cooking skills. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] I try not to assume anything.
The plan is to make these on Friday. Looks like I have all the ingredients. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] In fact - double. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
I don't remember brown sugar or lemon, though a recipe I found at home also has both those ingredients, so I can only assume there is some scientific reason these things are needed.
But I think I'll pass on the raisins.
Thanks a bunch. And Kristen, I am still interested in your recipe too. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 11:50am
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Hi Anna Marie,
Indeed, don't brown the meat. It will cook in the sauce. As for the rice, to tell you the truth, I often use already cooked leftover rice myself. I happen to hate Minute Rice, but I know most people don't really care and using it does save a step (and a dish!).
The brown sugar and lemon make it sort of sweet and sour, which is traditional in Poland. A lot of people use honey, but I find it way too cloying. I much prefer some brown sugar. My SIL sometimes uses maple syrup!
Here's a family legend regarding stuffed cabbage. My MIL isn't much of a cook. What she does, she does pretty well, but she really doesn't like to cook. However, her Stuffed Cabbage was always just heavenly, and I was always begging her for her recipe. She'd just wave her hand and say, "There's no recipe, you'll just have to come watch me make it sometime". After 15 years of marriage to her son, she finally admitted to me that she never made it, it was from a takeout place near their old home (I guess that's why she never "made it" anymore once they moved!). Anytime I'm anywhere near that place I pick some up - it's the best I've ever had, including Grandma's.
Now you've got [b]me[/b] in the mood for it. Looks like I might have to make some this weekend.
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 8:54pm
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Anna Marie...do make Amy's recipe and do NOT leave out the raisins! You'll be very surprised how wonderful it really is.
Amy's recipe is similar to one that I found in a Jewish cookbook several years ago. After years of make cabbage rolls with cooked rice and just put in what was rather plain but tasty tomato sauce, I tried a recipe like Amy's. Wow!!!!!!!! What a difference! Now, my cabbage rolls are to die for! When I make them, I make an extra casserole for the freezer. My guests "fight" over who gets to take the frozen casserole home.

Posted on: Thu, 10/07/2004 - 1:05am
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Quote:Originally posted by Donni:
[b]Anna Marie...do make Amy's recipe and do NOT leave out the raisins! You'll be very surprised how wonderful it really is.
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I actually enjoy plain boiled white rice with raisins and brown sugar. Grosses out my family. THEY insist raisins and rice don't go together.
Maybe I'll eventually try it. But first, I have to see who would be willing to eat it. (And to think - I'm the fussy one.)
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Posted on: Thu, 10/07/2004 - 6:10am
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Since the raisins are in the sauce and not in the rolls, they can pick them out. Seriously - they are [b]heavenly[/b] with the sweet and sour sauce. But only the golden ones will do. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 10/07/2004 - 2:01pm
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Ooh yum! That recipe sounds so good! I don't think I've ever eaten cabbage rolls before. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] But they sound wonderful. I can't wait to make them!!!
Think they'll work in my new crock pot? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] Just kidding!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Thu, 10/07/2004 - 4:42pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Going Nuts:
[b]Here's a family legend regarding stuffed cabbage. My MIL isn't much of a cook. What she does, she does pretty well, but she really doesn't like to cook. However, her Stuffed Cabbage was always just heavenly, and I was always begging her for her recipe. She'd just wave her hand and say, "There's no recipe, you'll just have to come watch me make it sometime". [/b]
[i]ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo[/i]. *My* MIL [i]tried[/i] that line on me when I asked for her Kugelis recipie.
So I started bringing over [i]small[/i] batches of [b]*My*[/b] rice pudding(actually my dad's recipie).
Anywhooooo. For some reason, despite the transaction, she *still* requests I make it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

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