Before my friends left for their honeymoon they dropped off produce that was going to go bad over the week they were gone which included two (yes 2) heads of cabbage. I
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
- 1 head of cabbage
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown rice, cooked
- 1 tablespoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 3 cups tomato sauce of your choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put the head of cabbage into a large pot and fill it with water (fill it up to the water running about an inch over the top of the cabbage). Remove the cabbage from the water and bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the cabbage head to the water and leave it (leave the stove turned all the way up too) about 3 minutes or until the leaves on the outside are soft.
Remove the leaves from the core of the cabbage and set aside.
Combine the turkey, rice, seasonings and eggs and mix well.
Pour about a cup of the sauce into the bottom of a casserole dish. Now scoop a few spoonfuls into the bottom of a cabbage leaf and roll the meat up Chipotle-style (if you don't know what I mean, this video has a great example right at 1 minute mark). Place your roll into the casserole dish.
Here's a picture of a Chipotle burrito being rolled (PS those guys are pros. I've seen them roll like 10 lbs of ish into the tortilla. Amazingness)
Repeat until you run out of turkey mixture. Top the cabbage rolls with another cup of tomato sauce and put them in the oven for about an hour and a half.
Cut at least one open to make sure your meat is totally cooked (no pink), add more tomato sauce when serving and enjoy!
In other news, I'm trying really hard to stay on track with exercising (21 days to re-build a habit, right? is this the longest 21 days or what?!). Yesterday I completed day 5 of Fitness Blender's 5 Day Challenge. I'm going to try to go for a nice light job because let me tell you, I'm suffering today.
Question: How are you doing with staying on track? Have you ever had stuffed cabbage rolls and if so how do you season them?