Stuffed Cabbage, New England Style

Ingredients

´╗┐Ingredients
(Filling)
1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef
1/2 pound Ground Pork
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon Celery Salt
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
(Sauce)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon Vinegar
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
Salt& Pepper to taste

Preparation

1
Prep:
2
Take a Medium Head of Cabbage and Peel off the Leaves in Whole Pieces.
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Cut each Leaves Core (see picture)
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Place Cabbage Leaves in Large Stock Pot.
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Add Water to Cover.
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Secret: Add 1 Tblsp Baking Soda, 1 Tblsp Lemon Juice and Salt to water. The Baking Soda lowers the incidence of gassy "after effect" of the cabbage)
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Boil Cabbage until softened to roll. (about 10 mins @ rapid boil)
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After 10 Mins, drain and lay flat to cool.
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Filling: (this can be done night before to quicken the process)
10
In Saute Pan warm Olive Oil.
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Saute Ground Beef and Ground Pork in the Olive Oil.
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When Meat starts to sear, Add Onion and Garlic.
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When onion is translucent Add Worcestershire Sauce and Celery Salt.
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Combine.
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Lower Heat to Medium Low.
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Add Cooked Rice.
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Combine Well.
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Remove from heat when filling is thoroughly combined and heated through.
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Salt and Pepper to taste.
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Sauce
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In a Sauce Pan :
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Add Olive Oil and Butter
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When Butter is melted, Add Onion and Celery
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Saute. (about 2 mins)
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Add remaining ingredients.
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Bring to boil. (allowing sugar to melt)
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Lower Heat, Let steep 15 mins on Med Low.
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Prepping Baking Dish:
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Cover bottom of Baking Vessel (I used 13x9x2) with sauce. (about 1/3 of sauce for same size pan)
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Making Rolls:
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Place 1 Cabbage Leaf on a flat plate. Using Tblsp, scoop filling and mold into cannell.
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Place filling at edge of cabbage leaf closest to you.
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Fold edges @ end inward.
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Roll filling into cabbage leaf, folding the ends inward as you continue.
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Place Cabbage Roll in baking Vessel with folded edge at bottom of pan.
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Continue rolling until pan is filled
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Cover Cabbage Rolls with Sauce.
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Bake @ 400f for 30 mins. Serve.

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Note: For the Sauce. I wanted the onion and the celery grated as I like a smooth sauce. It also seems to have an effect on the onion that makes it less potent. It seems to "melt" into the sauce this way.
It truly was a great outcome. Hope you try it soon!
Enjoy!

Yield:

4 servings

Added:

Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 12:42pm

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