Saturday, March 12, 2016

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Aim's Cabbage Rolls with Stewed Marinara
Yield: 30-32 rolls
1 medium head cabbage, par boiled & each leaf cut in half with the large white veins removed

Aim's Stewed Marinara Sauce
2 cans (14.5 oz) Del Monte Stewed Tomatoes, pureed
1 small can Hunts tomato paste
1 cup (Giant brand) V8 juice
2 Tbs Dominos Light Brown Sugar
2 tsp Spice Islands Sweet Basil 1/2 tsp Mc Cormicks Garlic Salt
1/4 tsp Mc Cormicks Gourmet Collection Ground Red Pepper
2 Tbs Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

24 Baby Carrots, par boiled then minced
2 Large Stalks Celery, par boiled then minced 

1/2 Tbs Butter 
1/2 Tbs EVOO
2 Large Garlic Cloves, minced 
1-1/2 cups Chopped Vidalia Sweet Onion, minced

1 pound 90% Lean Ground Beef
4 Links Sweet Italian Sausage
1 1/2 cups Cooked White Rice

2 large Eggs, Whisked
2 Tbs Milk

1/4 cup (Giant Brand) V8 Juice
2 Tbs Frenchs Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbs Dominions Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp Mc Cormick Season-All Seasoned Salt
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 cup Freshly Minced Parsley
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

In a large bowl, crumble beef and sausage. Add the rice. Mix together the V8, Worcestershire, sugar, season-all, paprika, cinnamon, red pepper and parsley. Pour over the meat mixture and mix well to incorporate all. In a skillet over medium/high heat, saute the garlic and onion in butter & evoo until tender, then add to the meat mixture.Whisk egg together with milk; pour over meat and rice mixture and mix well.

In a sauce pan add the pureed stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, V8 juice, Sugar, Basil, Garlic salt, Red Pepper and Grated Parmesan Cheese. Stir; simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pre heat oven to 375* 

Cook cabbage, carrots and celery in boiling water for 10 minutes or until outer leaves are tender; drain. Rinse in cold water; Separate leaves, set aside. (remove thick veins) from cabbage leaves for easier rolling. Place about 1/4 cup of meat filling onto each leaf; fold in sides. Starting at an unfolded edge, roll up leaf to completely enclose filling. Place seam side down in a casserole dish. Repeat until all leaves are used. Roll any remaining filling into meatballs and add to dish with cabbage rolls. Top with the stewed marinara sauce. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 mins.
To Plate:
Place a couple tablespoons of sauce on plate, place 3 cabbage rolls on top of sauce, sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve.