Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tori's Cabbage Rolls

Last week I posted how I found the most gorgeous head of cabbage at the farmer's market that I just had to buy.  After it sat on my table for awhile I got to thinking about what I could cook with it.  I love cabbage, but the hubby and kiddo do not really share my taste, so I often overlook cooking with cabbage. 

I know that my mom can make a mean stuffed cabbage meal, but I have never attempted to make it on my own.  After sharing this info with a co-worker, she shared a wonderful recipe with me that I just had to try!  Let's call it "Tori's Cabbage Rolls" and here is the recipe.

1 head of cabbage
2 packages of Kielbasa sausage  (I used smoked sausage because I know the clan with eat that).
2 cans of sauerkraut
1 large can of V8 or vegetable juice
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup of rice
1 egg

Fill a pot with water to boil.  Peel the cabbage leaves from the head of cabbage and rinse them well.  Once the pot of water is boiling, add the cabbage leaves 2 at a time and let them boil for 5 minutes each.  Remove them and allow them to dry on paper towels. 

While the cabbage leaves are drying, mix the raw hamburger with the rice and egg.  Next, place one package of the sausage on the bottom of a 9X12 baking dish.  Once the cabbage leaves have dried, place a large spoonful of the meat mixture in the center of a cabbage leaf and tuck in the ends of the leaf, then roll it.  Repeat with the other cabbage leaves.

Once all of the leaves are rolled, start placing them on top of the sausage laid out in the pan.  Cover the cabbage rolls with sauerkraut.  Then, do another layer of sausage, rolls, and sauerkraut.  Next, pour the V8 juice over the whole dish. 

Bake, covered, at 325 for about 3-4 hours. 

This was a wonderful fall meal that was gobbled up by not only me, but my husand and son, who were less than excited about me making this for dinner.  I think I might have turned them on to cabbage!  Thanks for sharing the recipe, Tori!


  1. I love the layering idea to this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The layering is the way to go! Glad the family liked the "rolls"...it plays big in my household too:)