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Saturday, January 7, 2012

CABBAGE ROLLS (GF)



CABBAGE ROLLS
I think you will agree that this recipe is delicious!  You won’t miss the rice!  They make great little snacks too.  Yum!  I just had one. 


Haha - hubby said, "That is an awful photo - what were you thinking?  Should have photographed it in the dish that came out of the oven.  Those are not cookies!"   So not one of my best attempts here.  Truth be told it was night time and DH was hungry, so I didn't interrupt him for photos.  I took these photos the next morning. 

2 lb lean ground beef or pork (0.9 kg)
1/2  cup Gluten-Free Bake Mix, (125 mL)
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2 tbsp dehyrdated chopped onion, (30 mL)
  OR some finely chopped fresh onion
2 eggs
11/2  tsp salt (7 mL)
1/2  tsp black pepper (2 mL)
1/4  tsp garlic powder (1 mL)
14 large cabbage leaves
Tomato-Chili Sauce:
14 oz can tomato sauce (284 mL)
3/4  cup water (175 mL)
51/2  fl oz can tomato paste (156 mL)
2 tbsp SPLENDA® Granular (30 mL)
1 tsp dried basil (5 mL)
1/2  tsp chili powder (2 mL)
1/4  tsp salt (1 mL)

In large bowl, combine ground beef, Gluten-Free Bake Mix, page___, dehydrated onion, OR fresh onion,  eggs, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

In large electric frying pan or large pot, with hot water, place 3 cabbage leaves at a time.  Cover and allow to soften at least one minute.  Remove to clean dinner plate.  On another clean dinner plate, place one large cabbage leaf.  Cut harder, stalky end off.  Form some of meat mixture into small roll to fit cabbage leaf, fold in sides and roll up to form bundles; secure with wooden toothpicks as necessary.  Place cabbage roll in 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) glass baking dish.  Repeat with remaining meat and cabbage leaves.

Tomato-Chili Sauce:  In blender combine tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, SPLENDA® Granular, basil, chili powder and salt.  Pour over cabbage rolls.  Cover with foil.

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven 2 hours.  Remove foil, baste cabbage rolls with sauce and bake another 20 minutes.

Yield:  14 to 16 rolls
1 cabbage roll
204.7/179.1 calories
15.5/13.5 g protein
12.1/10.6 g fat
7.0/6.1 g carbs


Helpful Hints:  If you like spicy food, then adding a few drops of hot sauce to the cooked cabbage rolls is possible or you can add some to the sauce if everyone in the family likes spicy food.  Personally I like them just the way they are.