Pigs In A Blanket Aka Cabbage RollsFrom thegoldminer 9 years ago
- • 2 heads of cabbage shopping list
- • 1 onion shopping list
- • 1 bell pepper shopping list
- • 2 lbs. ground beef (12-15% lean) shopping list
- • 2 cups cooked white rice shopping list
- • 2/3 cup of breadcrumbs shopping list
- • 2 eggs shopping list
- • 2 tbls of garlic powder shopping list
- • 1 teaspoon salt shopping list
- • 2 tbls of pepper shopping list
- • 2 large cans of tomato sauce (29 ounce can) shopping list
- • 1 large can of V8 (Fill 29 ounce can once emptied) shopping list
- • 2 cups of water. Rinse each tomato sauce can. shopping list
How to make it
- Prepare the white rice, according to instructions. You may also substitute minute rice.
- Cut cores out of raw cabbages, place in pot of boiling water.
- Pick off leaves as they loose from the head. Place cooked leaves on platter. Use the big leaves and then a few of the middle size. The smaller inner part of the head is now removed and chopped to create the blanket in the pan for the rolls to cook on.
- Prepare the meat mixture. Fine dice the onion and bell pepper, add to meat with the rice. I prefer spreading the meat out and then sprinkling on the garlic, salt pepper and breadcrumbs, this way it is evenly spread out.
- Beat egg and pour over meat. Mix all ingredients into meat.
- Cutting sideways, reduce thickness of the center "vein" out of each leaf, place 1/3 heaped cup of meat on medium size blanket. For the first 4-5 large blankets, I added another pinch of meat to the 1/3 heaping cup. Roll all the pigs up and set aside on a cookie sheet. Place chopped cabbage in the pot you cooked the cabbage in.
- In a large mixing bowl, pour in tomato sauce, V8, and water from rinsing tomato cans. Mix well with whisk. Pour 2 cups over the chopped cabbage bed.
- Gently place the pigs on their "beds" of cabbage. Add the remaining sauce; pour some on each layer of pigs. Pigs should be covered.
- Cook on medium high heat, until the pigs come to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
- Makes about 20 blankets.I added the Sweet and Sour Sauce to half the mixture. The flavor was great but the pigs were mushy. Need to figure out how to keep them from mushing out. I will try adding 1 teaspoon sugar next time and maybe some curry! Good stuff.
The Cookthegoldminer Sacramento, CA
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JJ, I rated this when I first signed on to GR, but got waylaid in commenting. So here I am, owning my ^5.
I don't know if all of your recipes are pictorially documented as well as this one, but I just want to say that I think you do a real...morewindy1950 in Flint loved it
These are great! I grew up on food like this, your version is delicious! Love your addition of sweet and sour sauce to the meat mixture. You have to go by the way meat looks/feels. It's kind of like mixing a dough. Don't add too much liquid to it at ...morejuels in Clayton loved it
This is really a great recipe. Love your pics too (as always). Thanks for sharing. Bookmarked!liezel in Bloemfontein loved it