Super Easy Basic Cabbage rolls – Wednesday weekly recipe post

Super Easy, Basic Cabbage rolls

cabbage rolls


  • 12-14 Cabbage leaves
  • 1 pound ground lamb, beef, sausage or turkey ( or combiniation mince)
  • 3/4 cup cooked wild and brown rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 2 TBS vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water


  • Drop cabbage leaves into boiling salted water; cover and cook for 3-5 minutes until soft, drain well & dry
  • For the filling, combine uncooked ground meat, cooked rice, onion, garlic, egg, salt,pepper, and milk.
  • Mix well, and divide into 12 portions
  • Place a portion into the center of each cabbage leaf
  • Roll leaf around filling; if needed, fasten with toothpick
  • Place in a baking dish seam side down
  • For sauce, combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup of water and pour over cabbage rolls
  • Bake covered, in a preheated 350° oven 45 to 50 minutes
  • Remove rolls onto a separate plate
  • Transfer the pan juices to a saucepan and place over heat; stir cornstarch/water mixture into the sauce; bring to a boil cook until thickened
  • Top rolls with thickened hot sauce, and serve 😉


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