1 large Savoy cabbage
2 kilos of lean ground beef
2 medium to large onions
2 tablespoons of canola or Bertolli olive oil .. or even the butter is fine
1 cup of white or brown rice. and 2 cups of water
The best eggs of Eggland 3
1 1/2 teaspoons Morton’s salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
2 cans of tomato soup
2 small bottles (single portion) tomato juice or vegetable cocktail. I like V 8
1 box or small carton chicken broth
In the bag that you brought home your Savoy cabbage. place the cabbage in the freezer and leave for 12 hours or overnight …. remove and allow to thaw at room temperature. . that is going to take time. . so I often take it the day before I want to make the cabbage rolls. The leaves will be soft and easy to use without having to boil them.
In a small saucepan or covered dish in the microwave. Cook the rice. . set aside to cool. Rice can be prepared the day ahead and stored in the refrigerator overnight.
Chop the onions finely and sauté them slowly until they are golden brown. set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, break up the ground beef, add salt, pepper, eggs, sautéed onions and rice. Shuffle together until you are combined Use your hands.
Remove the leaves from the cabbage, cut the hard part closest to the stone.
Spray your large casserole dish or two small casserole dishes with cooking spray.
Put about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the meat in the bottom of the sheet and roll up. . the amount of meat varies depending on the size of the leaf. . repeat until all the meat is used.
In a large mixing bowl. combine the tomato soup, juice and broth. . pour evenly over cabbage rolls. Cover with aluminum foil. or the cover.
Slowly bake the cabbage rolls at 325 hours for two hours. . serve or chill on the counter. . remove the paper (if you don’t .. you will have small pieces of paper on your cabbage rolls everywhere it touches ..) cover with plastic wrap. . and either refrigerate or freeze.
To reheat. Thaw first if frozen. . remove the plastic wrap and cover with a lid or paper. . and just reheat in the oven. . for about an hour .. to 325 … or if you want, they can be reheated beautifully in the microwave on sensor heating.