Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

1 pound ground beef
1 small Vidalia onion, chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup uncooked white rice
3 teaspoons minced garlic, jar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 JUMBO egg
1 can diced tomatoes with herbs
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base
1 1/2 cups Bolegnese sauce*
8-10 Cabbage Leaves
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk the hot water and Better than Bouillon base together. Set aside.
  • Combine the Bolegnese sauce, tomatoes and vinegar until well blended. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet lightly brown the ground beef.
  • Drain, reserving the grease.
  • In the same skillet use the reserved grease to saute’ the onion, carrots and garlic until translucent and fragrant.
  • Stir in the rice.
  • Add the broth and salt.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender (about 15 minutes). Cool.
  • Add the egg and blend well.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blanche the cabbage leaves JUST until soft and pliable. Drain and rinse in cold water. Pat dry.
  • In a large baking dish pour 1/3 of the Bolegnese sauce mixture into the bottom.
  • Fill each leaf with the beef and rice mixture. Roll up, tucking in the sides and place seam side down in the baking dish.
  • Top with the remaining sauce.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes until heated through and sauce has thickened.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

*I make this in large batches and store it in 2 cup portions for use during the week.

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