A classic favorite. Freezes well so you can double the recipe and save half for another meal.
- 5 lbs sour cabbage head Separate cabbage leaves and cut larger leaves into desired sizes
- 4 lbs ground beef
- 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
- 2 medium chopped onion
- 48 ozes tomato juice
- pinch salt, pepper & paprika to taste
Mix tomato juice with equal amount of water.Pre-cook rice in 3 cups of tomato juice mixture.Let cool. Add rice and approx. 1/2 cup of juice to meat filling. Place mix on leaves and roll .
Pack rolls in a heavy pot, using bottom rack or leaves to prevent scorching. Cover rolls with remaining tomato juice mixture. Bring to a boil then simmer till tender. About 1 1/2 hours. Keep level of liquid over rolls during cooking to prevent dryness.
Serves 4-5 people