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Cabbage Rolls in Creamy Bacon Sauce

A new take on an old-fashioned favorite!

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
large head cabbage, core removed
1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/3
cup uncooked instant white rice
1/3
cup milk
1
egg
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup beef broth
1/2
teaspoon caraway seed
1/2
cup milk
1/2
cup sour cream
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4
cup cooked bacon pieces (from 2.1-oz package)

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  • 1 Fill 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven half full of water. Heat to boiling. Place whole cabbage in water, core side down. Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning over once, or until leaves can be removed from head. With slotted spoon remove cabbage from water. With tongs, carefully remove 6 leaves from head. Save remaining head of cabbage for later use. Shave or trim part of the thick rib from each leaf. Return leaves to water; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until wilted.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix ground beef, uncooked rice, 1/3 cup milk, the egg, Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the ground beef mixture on thick end of each cabbage leaf. Roll up, tucking sides in. Place filled cabbage leaves in 12-inch skillet, seam side down. Add broth and caraway seed. Cover; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of ground beef mixture reads 160°F.
  • 3 With slotted spoon, place cabbage rolls on serving platter; cover to keep warm. In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup milk, the sour cream, flour, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper with wire whisk. Pour into skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Serve sauce over cabbage rolls; sprinkle with bacon.
  • 1 Fill 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven half full of water. Heat to boiling. Place whole cabbage in water, core side down. Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning over once, or until leaves can be removed from head. With slotted spoon remove cabbage from water. With tongs, carefully remove 6 leaves from head. Save remaining head of cabbage for later use. Shave or trim part of the thick rib from each leaf. Return leaves to water; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until wilted.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix ground beef, uncooked rice, 1/3 cup milk, the egg, Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the ground beef mixture on thick end of each cabbage leaf. Roll up, tucking sides in. Place filled cabbage leaves in 12-inch skillet, seam side down. Add broth and caraway seed. Cover; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of ground beef mixture reads 160°F.
  • 3 With slotted spoon, place cabbage rolls on serving platter; cover to keep warm. In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup milk, the sour cream, flour, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper with wire whisk. Pour into skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Serve sauce over cabbage rolls; sprinkle with bacon.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Shaving part of the thick rib from each cabbage leaf makes it easier to shape the roll.

Use the rest of the head of cabbage to make coleslaw. Just cut into fine shreds and mix with your favorite coleslaw dressing.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.