Ok…well, I’ve always wanted to make stuffed cabbage. So, I will have to be honest here. This was my very first attempt at it! I always thought how hard could this be??? I make stuffed peppers all the time, is it really that different? Well, I must say this was not the easiest dish to make and it was not my greatest dish either. But practice makes perfect and I will attempt this again one day.
First of all, my cabbage was huge! I still have a lot of it left. I think I will just sauté the rest for another night. Ok, so let’s start the recipe. First, core your cabbage and then boil it. While the cabbage was boiling in the salted water. I prepared the meat stuffing.
- 1 package of ground turkey meat
- 1 package of cooked brown rice
- 1 egg
- 1/2 of an onion chopped
- 1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
- salt and pepper
Mix above ingredients in a bowl and when the cabbage is ready and cooled down peel off a leaf. I lined the baking dish with some torn pieces of cabbage. Then, I put a cabbage leaf flat on a cutting board and placed 1/2 cup of meat mixture onto leaf and then roll. Place in baking dish. Continue until desired amount of cabbages. I made 7.
For the sauce – I just took a can of diced tomatoes and a can of tomato sauce and poured it over the stuffed cabbages. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 2 hours.
Then, it came to the real test. The tasting! Well, since I am the blogger of “REAL Housewives Cook” I must be REAL with my readers and something was missing. It was bland. My husband and I both feel like it needed something more. So, I am open to suggestions here. Please feel free to tell me your secrets.