Saturday, 26 March 2016

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Meat Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

I love cabbage and mince is such an easy thing to cook so stuffed cabbage leaves is a no brainer for a cheap and cheerful meal. Takes only twenty minutes to prepare and forty minutes to cook and can be made well in advance.

Ingredients for three:

1 Savoy cabbage
1lb mince
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 can tomatoes
Stock cube
Herbs and spices
Salt and pepper
4 diced tomatoes and a spoonful of Worcestershire sauce
Handful chopped parsley to serve


Strip outer leaves, (I only used six), and save the left over cabbage for later
Steam leaves for a few minutes with a spoon of water in the microwave
Meanwhile chop onion and garlic and cook in a little oil
Add the mince and cook until browned
Add all other ingredients, (except diced tomatoes and sauce) and simmer until thickened
Set aside to cool

Spread the leaves on a tray to cool
Spoon one or two tablespoons of meat mixture onto the leaves and roll, securing with cocktail sticks

Place rolled cabbage with stuffing into a shallow dish and when ready to cook cover with four diced tomatoes with a spoonful of Worcestershire sauce, (or homemade salsa)
Cook for 40 minutes in a hot oven
Sprinkle with chopped parsley

Cover this with a tomato, garlic and onion sauce or salsa before cooking

This was a delicious meal with the baked cabbage rolls and colcannon potatoes, (with diced spring onions and mustard), and sprinkled with chopped parsley.

We have eaten ours this evening and the left over mince, (I actually bought a kilo), has been made into a cottage pie and covered with mashed potato mixed with carrot - another stand by meal to be served with the left over cabbage.


  1. Looks delicious. As for stuffed cabbage, I make the Polish version with a recipe from my sister-in-law. The meat is mixed with rice and the whole dish is topped with tinned tomatoes and bacon strips. My mother used to make these sans bacon and it was one of my favourite childhood meals The bacon, however, lends another, irresistible flavour.

  2. That looks lovely! I too love cabbage but I can never think of something different to do with mince other than bolognaise or meatballs so I must try this! Thank you for the idea! x


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