Stuffed Cabbage Recipes

Stuffed cabbage recipes are made during the fall Jewish holiday called Sukkot.  And there's nothing like a rich and savory cabbage stuffed recipe.

Experimenting with the different types of cabbage will help to add a new look and feel to your stuffed cabbage recipes.  You can even use a leafy green like swiss chard or collard greens along with the cabbage in your recipes.

Medium or long grained rice is probably the best type of rice for a stuffed cabbage recipe.  Short grained rice tends to be sticky and is better suited for dessert type recipes.

Stuffed Cabbage Recipes

Stuffed Cabbage Ingredients:

  • 1 Head of Organic Cabbage or 2 pounds
  • 2 pounds of Grass Fed Ground Beef (70 to 75% Lean)
  • 1/2 tsp. Organic White Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt (or to taste)
  • 2 large Pastured or Organic Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Organic Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of Uncooked Organic Rice
  • 1 small Organic Finely Chopped Onion

Sauce Ingredients & Instructions:

  • 1 Tbsp. of Healthy Cooking Oil
  • 1 Can (35 oz.) of Organic Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. of Organic Tomato Paste
  • 2 large Organic Sliced Onions
  • Kosher Salt & White Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup Organic Ketchup
  • Juice of 1 or 2 Organic Lemons
  • 1/3 cup Organic Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Organic Dark Raisins
  1. Cook the onions in 1 Tbsp. of oil on medium heat for a few minutes and then add in the rest of your ingredients.
  2. Bring ingredients to a boil and let simmer for 15 minutes at a low heat in a covered saucepan.

Stuffed Cabbage Instructions:

  1. Freeze the cabbage head for 2 days and then defrost cabbage the night before cooking (leave on the counter or in the fridge).
  2. When cabbage is completely defrosted, separate its leaves.
  3. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, pepper, kosher salt, rice, eggs, onion, and ketchup together using your hands.
  4. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the mixture onto a cabbage leaf.
  5. Tuck the cabbage leaf like your making a wrap and roll to enclose meat mixture and place rolls in a 6-quart casserole dish.
  6. Make your sauce and ladle the simmered sauce over the stuffed cabbage rolls.
  7. Cover casserole dish with a lid or tin foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees F.  Uncover the stuffed cabbage rolls for the last half hour.
  8. Finally, squeeze the juice of 1 lemon all over your cooked cabbage rolls to give them a sweet and sour taste.

Types of Cabbage for Your Stuffed Cabbage Recipes

Green Cabbage - this is the most common type of cabbage available. It is round in shape with light green tightly packed leaves.

Savoy Cabbage - this cabbage is round in shape with loosely packed ruffled leaves. It has a mild flavor and softer texture. It makes good wraps.

Red Cabbage - is very similar to green cabbage, but smaller in size and has a dark purplish color.

Bok Choy - is a Chinese cabbage with dark green elongated leaves. This cabbage has a slightly bitter mustard taste.

Napa Cabbage - is a another Chinese cabbage with crinkly elongated light green leaves. This cabbage has a mild and sweeter taste than Bok Choy.

Types of Rice for Your Stuffed Cabbage Recipes

White Rice - is the most common type of rice and has had its husk, bran, and germ removed. Use the medium and long grain varieties.

Basmati Rice - is a long grain aromatic type of rice from India. This non-glutinous fragrant rice has a nutty flavor and comes in either white or brown.



Jasmine Rice - is another long grain aromatic rice with a slight Jasmine aroma that comes from Thailand. This rice comes in both white and brown.

Forbidden Rice - is an ancient rice that was eaten by Emperors. This is a medium grained rice which has a nutty flavor and is dark purple in color.

Ideas for Your Stuffed Cabbage Recipes

Try ground buffalo meat, or 100% grass-fed ground beef, or ground pastured poultry in your stuffed cabbage recipes.  Or use a couple types of ground meats to add a different flavor to your recipes.

You could also try quinoa in your recipes to cut down on the amount of carbs, but be sure to use a sprouted quinoa for better digestion.  And using fresh herbs like oregano, basil, thyme, or sage will make your recipes more interesting as well as flavorful.

These are just some ingredient ideas to help you come up with your own creation or take on this Jewish holiday recipe.

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