This fellow is interesting. Its like green cabbage but more flexible in terms of what you can do...which I wasn't aware of. The only ways I have ever really had cabbage was in slaw (warm or cold) and with Corned Beef. So I looked some recipes up. I also wanted it "kid" friendly. This mostly meaning were these ingredients on the okay list for little ones, and if there was a not okay item I didn't use it. So the original recipe called to bake these rolls. Today I am testing the crockpot method, pretty much so I don't have to flounder around dinner time. Also I am thinking in terms of Gluten free meals as I am trying to get back on that...with about 95% success.
So here is the recipe slightly modified from an Ina Garten recipe and using 95% ingredients from Stone Garden Farms (all but the spices and the rice)
1-1.5 pounds of ground beef
1 medium sized head of savoy cabbage
1/2 cup of uncooked rice
1 jar of marinara sauce (may need a little more)
1 bag (can) of chopped tomoatoes
1. cut out the core of the cabbage with a paring knife and take any outer leaves off that don't look great, I chopped these up and saved them.
2. Bring a pot of water large enough to submerge the head of cabbage to a boil
3. put cabbage in the boiling water for a moment or two until the leaves start to easily pull away and take them off carefully. Set them aside and let them cool.
4. In a bowl mix the beef, rice, spices, and chopped cabbage. Also in this bowl add about a 1/2 cup of sauce, just to make it a little sticky but not liquidy.
5. Once the cabbage is cool to the touch cut the hard bottom stem off by cutting a little triangle.
6. In the bottom of the crock pot I put in enough sauce to cover the bottom of the pot I also added the tomatoes.
7. Now take a little bit of mixture in the middle of each leaf and wrap like a little burrito. Experiment since some leaves of smaller then others.
8. Put a layer of stuffed cabbages over the sauce and then cover with sauce. Continue in that form, sauce, cabbage, sauce.
9. cook in the crock pot for about 8 hours.
If baking use a heat proof pot like a dutch oven. cook at 350 for about an hour.