Thursday, November 18, 2010

Skillet Cabbage Rolls

Yes, my cabbage rolls are delicious.... but they take time (and we all know most of you are not thinking about dinner at breakfast, like me). So here is a way to make my cabbage rolls in a skillet and you don't have to start making them at lunch time. It takes about 30 minutes to make them and you could definitely make them whenever you have a chance during the day and then reheat them at dinner time.

1 lb ground beef (I used turkey)
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 head cabbage, roughly chopped
1 cup uncooked brown rice
2- 8oz. cans of tomato sauce
1- 6oz. can of tomato paste
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 sprig fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
1 bay leaf

In a large skillet, put 1 tbsp oil and brown meat, using a wooden spatula to break up the big pieces. Cook until no longer pink. If using ground beef, drain the fat. Add the onion and cook for a couple minutes. Then stir in the cabbage, rice, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaf.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer over low heat until rice is cooked, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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