It is not lightly that I post this recipe. This is not a cookbook
or kicked around recipe. This is an authentic HEIRLOOM recipe that
has been passed down through my family for ages. Each generation
has improved and tweaked the recipe slightly (I suggested brown
sugar instead of white).
Let me know if you enjoy eating this as much as I do!
Use Large Stock Pot and wooden spoon
Wash cabbage, cut off core. Cut cabbage in half horizontally. Take
core out and cut
cabbage in 3 inch chunks. Cook sliced onions in oil until
translucent. Add can of whole tomatoes, stir and chop
slightly with spoon. Add tomato sauce, half of salt, half of pepper
and mix. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stir occasionally so it
doesn't burn. Then add cabbage and stir and push cabbage down into
the sauce. Cover pot and continue to simmer approx 1 hour till you
can mix cabbage around in the sauce.
In large bowl mix ground beef with chopped onion, 1 1/2 level tsp
salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 2 eggs, rice, and water. Mix well with hands.
If too mushy, add a little more rice. Form golf ball size meat balls
and then store briefly in refrigerator to get firmer. Place
meatballs on top of cabbage on sauce. Cover and simmer approx 15
minutes till meatballs feel firm. Then gently mix meat balls into
sauce. Let pot simmer for approx 45 minutes, then add lemon. Taste
for lemon taste, if not add more lemon. Then add raisins, honey, and
then sugar a little at time to taste. Cook for another 15 minutes,
then mix gently, uncover and remove from heat.
Try not to eat right away so flavors can infuse. Tastes better when
eaten the second day, but don't over heat. Only reheat what you will
eat at that sitting.
This freezes well.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (993g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 467 (47%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 51.9g||69 %|
|Saturated Fat 18.4g||92 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 23.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.4g|
|Cholesterol 264.8mg||81 %|
|Sodium 812.2mg||28 %|
|Potassium 2128.3mg||56 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 89g||26 %|
|Dietary Fiber 13.9g||56 %|
|Sugars, other 75g|
|Protein 50.2g||72 %|
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Calories per serving: 992
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