Stuffed Cabbages R

Stuffed cabbage rolls, a comfort food staple across various cultures, offer a delicious blend of soft, sweet cabbage leaves filled with a savory mix of meat, rice, and spices, all simmered in a flavorful tomato-based sauce. This hearty dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a festive occasion, providing warmth and satisfaction with every bite. Here’s how you can create this timeless classic at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head of cabbage: You’ll gently peel off the leaves to use as wrappers for the filling.
  • For the Filling:
    • 1 pound ground beef: For richness and flavor.
    • 1/2 pound ground pork: Adds juiciness and depth to the filling.
    • 1 cup cooked rice: For texture and to extend the filling.
    • 1 onion, finely chopped: Adds sweetness and aroma.
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced: For flavor.
    • 1 egg: Acts as a binder for the filling.
    • 1 teaspoon paprika: For color and a mild, sweet flavor.
    • Salt and pepper to taste: For seasoning.
  • For the Sauce:
    • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes: The base of the sauce.
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste: For richness and thickness.
    • 1 onion, chopped: Adds sweetness and depth.
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced: For flavor.
    • 2 tablespoons sugar: Balances the acidity of the tomatoes.
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar: Adds a slight tang.
    • Salt and pepper to taste: For seasoning.
    • Water or broth as needed: For adjusting the sauce consistency.

Instructions:

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