Ukrainian Meat Filled Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Looking for an easy Ukrainian Meat Filled Cabbage Rolls recipe? Learn how to make Ukrainian Meat Filled Cabbage Rolls using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by coolebyaka

Makes 8 servings



"In Ukrainian kitchens, cabbage leaves are often used as cases for soft fillings. These rolls are a little different, because the leaves are filled with a meat stuffing and not primarily a cereal mixture. This makes them 'holiday' fare. For a different flavor, use tomato juice instead of chicken broth. See the note at the bottom of the recipe for pressure cooking instructions."

Recipe Ingredients for Ukrainian Meat Filled Cabbage Rolls

1 large onion, chopped
3/4 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1 egg
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 head savoy cabbage, cored
1 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

Recipe Directions for Ukrainian Meat Filled Cabbage Rolls

  1. Sautee onion until tender. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.

  2. When the onion is cool enough to handle, mix together the ground turkey, rice, egg, salt and pepper until well blended.

  3. Place the head of cabbage in a large pot, and add enough water to cover the cabbage halfway. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 2 minutes. As the outer leaves become translucent and soft, remove them one at a time by peeling them off with a wooden spoon. Trim off the thick ribs at the leaf stem.

  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish, and line the bottom with outer cabbage leaves.

  5. Lay a few more leaves on a clean work surface. Place a large spoonful of the turkey mixture at the base of each leaf. Roll up towards the top. Repeat until filling is used up. Arrange the finished rolls over the leaves in the dish, and pour in just enough broth to cover the rolls.

  6. Place extra cabbage leaves over the top.

  7. Cover, and bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. When finished, drain off broth from the dish into a small saucepan. Whisk together the flour and sour cream. Gradually stir the sour cream into the broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until heated, about 5 minutes.

  8. To serve, arrange cabbage rolls on a platter, cover with sauce and sprinkle with dill. This goes perfectly with homemade noodles, or millet kasha.

  9. Pressure cooker

  10. Arrange rolls as for oven baking, but cook for 20 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 200.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Sodium
813mg
34%
Potassium
451mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
18.0g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
15.0g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 7% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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