I found an interesting recipe to use my cabbage. It is called unrolled cabbage and is basically cooked cabbage rolls, but not rolled up. I also modified the recipe to give it a bit more flavor, and cut back on the ingredients since I don’t want to be eating this dish for the next week and a half, even though it turned out quite yummy. Fast and easy since you don’t have to roll the stuffing in the cabbage leaves.
1/4 head cabbage, sliced into strips
1/2 # ground beef
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 onion, diced
2/3 cups cooked long grain brown rice
1 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Crushed dried red peppers to taste
Shredded cheese of your choice.
Cook rice according to package directions. I made extra rice to use in future meals.
Cut cabbage into strips
Saute onion and garlic, then add ground beef and brown. Add rice and mix thoroughly.
Spread beef mixture on top of cabbage.
Top with crushed tomatoes.
Now you can bake this in the oven at 350 for about 50-60 minutes, or until cabbage is to your liking for tenderness OR you can cook it in the microwave for 20-30 minutes. I used the microwave.
Once cooked, spread cheese over the top and put it under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and starts to turn golden brown. I didn’t use much cheese – but you can use as much as you like.
For dessert, I cooked some of the pears from the freezer with a bit of sugar and corn starch, with a little ground ginger and cinnamon.