I woke up this morning with a mean craving for cabbage rolls. They are a saucy and meaty comfort food that is hard to pass up...I just had to whip up a batch. Never having made these before I thought what better time than now to learn a new recipe. It was a little intimidating at first but I love trying new and different techniques so I am glad I did.
The original recipe can be found at Kitchme. I adjusted it slightly by adding a pound and a half of ground beef and slightly more of everything else. A good and meaty cabbage roll is my kind of cabbage roll! The entire recipe was really easy to follow but the hardest part was removing the cabbage leaves from the head in one piece. No matter how carefully I peeled each layer off they all ended up a little wonky or ripped. It wasn't a big deal though because they rolled just fine and tasted amazing. Next time I will be adding some chili flakes or Sriracha sauce to the meat. I feel like a little bit of spice would have brought these cabbage rolls to the next level.
This is what they looked like before heading into the oven. As you can tell I miscalculated the number of rolls I could fit in my baking dish and was left with an empty corner. No worries though, they cooked up just fine.