Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just Plain Stuffed!

Since as I was a little girl I have been going to visit my Dad's family in Pennsylvania. One of my favorite memories of my Great Grandma Ann is her Stuffed Cabbage. It is a Ruttinger family favorite. I even have video of her teaching my dad how to make it. (she was the cutest little grandma ever) After I got married I learned how to make it and have been perfecting it ever since. My family has also developed a love for it as well.

Now this may sound like something you may not want to try, but please give it a chance. It is such a yummy comfort food, try making it just once and I am almost positive you will like it (if you like ground beef and rice that is)
Start it off by boiling a head of cabbage, once it starts coming apart take it out, and lay the leaves out to dry.

Then make some rice and add it to some ground beef ( and a little sausage) along with an egg, salt and pepper and a little garlic powder. ( you want more meat than rice or it will be too dry)
then put a little bit of mixture into a leaf and roll it up like a burrito
It should look something like this.

Then add the sauce and remaining cabbage on the top
I had my Uncle, and Grandpa over last night and they devoured it, as did everyone else.
So Hip Hip Hooray for Stuffed Cabbage!!!!

Stuffed Cabbage

1 large head of cabbage(boiled and dried)
1.5 lbs of ground beef ( cooked and drained)
a little bit of cooked sausage ( if you like)
1 1/2 C. of cooked rice
2 small cans of tomato sauce
1 can of tomato soup
garlic powder & salt & pepper to taste
1 egg

In a large pot of boiling water put in a whole head of cabbage (cored) when it the leaves start to come off take it out, let it cool and then lay the leaves out on a towel to dry. While they are drying start cooking rice. Then brown the meat. When they are both done put meat, rice in a bowl with an egg, salt,pepper & garlic powder to taste. Next in a bowl mix the sauce and soup with a little bit of water to thin it out a bit. Then scoop some of the meat mixture into a leaf and roll up like a burrito. Place in casserole dish ( with a little bit of sauce on the bottom) continue rolling leaves. After done sprinkle any leftover cabbage on top then pour sauce over it. Cook for about 60-90 min. at 350degrees. Serve with some good bread and Enjoy.


  1. I'm so glad I found your cooking blog, and you posted this recipe! I have never heard of Stuffed Cabbage until a few weeks ago. I have an Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) cookbook and there's a recipe for Stuffed Cabbage. I read the recipe and it looked like a tasty dish, but unfortunately, this recipe is like, one of the only few recipes in the entire cookbook that doesn't include a picture of the delicious dish! Now I know what it looks like, and I will definitely make Stuffed Cabbage per your recommendation.

  2. I am so glad, It is truly of favorite of mine. I am always trying to get everyone to try it, since most people haven't. I have yet to have someone say they didn't like it. Let me know how it goes.


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