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-Melissa.

Recipe: Cabbage Roll Casserole

This is a great way to get all of the yummy flavour of cabbage rolls without all of the tedious work. This time of year, especially, cabbage is inexpensive and plentiful, and this recipe is really easy to make in quantity for freezing. 

Ingredients:

750g ground beef
2 medium onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
398ml can tomato sauce, or 700ml can of diced tomato (drained)
400ml water
½ cup uncooked white basmati rice
4 cups cabbage, shredded

Brown beef. Add onions, garlic, salt, pepper, tomato sauce and water. Bring to a boil and stir in rice. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Place ½ of the cabbage in a greased baking dish; cover with ½ the rice mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and bake in 350F oven for 1 hour.

I sometimes like to add a dash of cayenne to kick it up a bit. Experiment with the flavour -- this would also be a great casserole in which to hide other shredded veggies, like carrots!

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