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
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.