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(Found recipe online, Jessica’s notes in bold.)

Cabbage is a superfood with lots of nutrients! Among many other health benefits, it is known for healing stomach ulcers and preventing cancer –especially colon cancer. It is a very alkaline forming food.

Here’s a recipe for unstuffed cabbage rolls – basically, if you love the taste but are too lazy to make them yourself. If you want it less “soupy” or to extend it you can add 1 c. of rice (I did not add rice, but I did skip the water and replace the tomato sauce with tomato paste).  

1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey (I used 1.4lbs beef)
1 tablespoon oil (I used 1 tbs butter)
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (I used about 6 cloves)
1 small cabbage, chopped (If you fit a whole chopped cabbage in your pan, please tell me where you bought your pan.  I used about half).  
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce (I used tomato paste)
1/2 cup water (I did not use this)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt

Preparation:

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. (I added the onion first and let it cook for a while first, then added the beef).  Add the ground beef and onion and cook, stirring, until ground beef is no longer pink and onion is tender.  

Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.

Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

I served this over mashed potatoes, and had enough for me, my mom and Katharina to all have leftovers.  Reviews = “It’s just like real golbacki in the end, because you have to smash it up with your fork to eat it anyways!”

 

 

 

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