Stuffed Cabbage

  • 60 mins
  • 11 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cabbage
  • 2 quarts of boiling salted water
  • 1 and 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbs fresh dill, chopped or 2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup canned Italian tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
This cabbage is stuffed with ground beef and rice, although you could use chicken, pork or lamb. It is spiced with cinnamon, dill and fresh lemon juice.

Directions:
  • Remove 12-15 large outer leaves from the cabbage. (reserve the rest for another purpose)
  • Drop the leaves into boiling slated water for 3 minutes, the drain in a colander.
  • Combine the ground meat with some salt, pepper, cinnamon, 1 tbs dill, rice and egg and mix well.
  • Place a heaping tbs of the filling on each cabbage leaf and fold to form an envelope and secure with a wooden toothpick
  • In a large pot or dutch oven combine stock, tomatoes, salt lemon juice and 1 tbs of dill and bring to a simmer
  • Place the cabbage envelopes carefully into the stock, cover and cook gently for 40 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook rapidly to reduce sauce.
  • To serve spoon reduced sauce over cabbage.

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