Saturday, March 20, 2010

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

My first attempt at Stuffed Cabbage Rolls for dinner last night.... SUCCESS!!! These beauties were yummy! And I have the ladies over at Skinny Scoopers to thank for it!

About a week ago they posted a healthy recipe for these awesome rolls. And while their recipe looked VERY good... OF COURSE I altered it a bit. I ended up with an amazingly flavorful dish that I THINK might be even less calories than the recipe posted at Skinny Scoopers. So, I thought I would post my recipe and then direct everyone here to check out the link above to see the ORIGINAL recipe.

  • 2 heads of green cabbage (1 head if very large)
  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup Egg Beaters
  • 1 Tbsp McKay's Beef Style Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth

Brown the turkey with the onion and garlic, set aside to cool. Remove all outer leaves from your cabbage. In a large stockpot, cover the cabbage leaves with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 4 minutes, drain, CAREFULLY rinse with cold water to stop cooking and set aside.

Combine diced tomatoes, broth, worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Add just enough of this combination back to stockpot to cover the bottom. Reserve the rest.

In a separate large mixing bowl, combine all other ingredients. Divide the turkey filling among the cabbage leaves, carefully wrapping all contents safely & snugly inside (I did not remove the thick portion of the cabbage leaf. Instead, I STARTED by putting my filling there and rolling toward the outer edge of the leaf being sure to fold in my sides for a tight roll. The rolls turned out great! I was so impressed with myself!). Place rolls atop the layer of tomato sauce in stockpot, then pour remaining tomato sauce on top.

Put stockpot back on stove top and turn heat to medium high. Once bubbling, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 35 minutes. I don't know exactly what the calorie count is with this meal, but the Skinny Scoopers version was made with beef so I'm guessing these will be significantly less being made with the turkey. I'll try to input my ingredients for a calorie count later next week. In the meantime, enjoy these babies. They are AWESOME!!! Thanx Skinny Scoopers... you guys ROCK and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! :)

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