I love cabbage rolls. My grandpa used to make them and everyone would fight over who got to bring the leftovers home. Recently, I came across his recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls (or holubky) and decided to recreate it! His version is pretty healthy, I just had to omit a few ingredients, but it really didn’t affect the dish! I also don’t have much time to go through the process of stuffing cabbage rolls, especially since I have to cut them all up for my kids anyway, so I decided to make it into a casserole of sorts, or as I like to call them unstuffed cabbage rolls.
- • 1 head of cabbage, cut into large chunks
- • 2 lbs of ground beef
- • 1 carrot, diced
- • 1 (14.5)can diced tomatoes, drained
- • 1 small can tomato paste
- • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- • 1/2 head of cauliflower made into "rice"
- • 1 tsp or so of salt and pepper
- • 1 1/2 tsp "everyday seasoning" from trader joes
- • 1 tbl ghee or oil
- • Preheat oven to 375°. While the oven is getting hot, take your cabbage and cut it into chunks. Blanch the cabbage. (To blanch stick in a pot of boiling water for about 4 min, then remove and stick in an ice bath) Remove from ice bath and place on paper towel.
- In a large skillet heat up oil or ghee. Add carrots and onion and cook until onions are translucent.
- Add in ground beef and once it’s cooked put in diced tomatoes, tomato paste. Mix well. Turn to a simmer.
- While the meat is simmering, make cauliflower into “rice” (or you can buy pre made cauli-rice) Place in with meat and stir around.
- Take your cabbage and chop it up then combine with meat.
- Place in a large casserole dish and bake for about 15 min.
I know it seems like a lot of steps, but start to finish it takes about 30 min. And so totally worth it.