This is a great, frugal family meal after a long day, especially when the evenings cool down! :)
- 1/2 medium cabbage
- Meat layer: 1 1/4 lb ground beef, 1/4 c grated onion, 1 egg beaten, 1/2 c uncooked rice, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/3 cup water
- Sauce layer: 32 oz tomato juice, 4 tsp lemon juice, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1 garlic clove
Pre-heat oven to 325, shred cabbage coarsely and place 1/2 in the bottom of a casserole dish (2 1/2 – 3 qt size). Mix meat layer in a separate bowl until well mixed, then spread over cabbage layer. Cover with the remaining cabbage on top. Combine sauce ingredients in pan and simmer for 15-20 min. Pour over cabbage. Cover tightly and cook in oven for 2.5 – 3 hours. Freezes very well! (Just sayin’ ;-) )
I’ve found this a great recipe for a Saturday or Sunday evening at home. Generally I’ve served with a spinach, cheese (mostly feta) & pear salad or a light garden salad with lettuce, cucumbers, grated cheese, carrots & purple cabbage!