You will need
- For traditional stuffed cabbage:
- 1 large head of cabbage;
- minced meat - 500 g (beef and pork in equal proportions);
- rice 0.5-0.75 cups;
- onion - 1 piece;
- carrots - 1 piece;
- tomatoes - 2-3 pieces (or substitute 2 tbsp tomato sauce or ketchup);
- garlic - 2-3 cloves;
- vegetable or olive oil for frying;
- ground pepper;
- tomato sauce or ketchup (for the sauce) - 2 tbsp. l;
- sour cream - 3-4 tbsp;
- broth or water - 400-500 ml;
- For "lazy" stuffed cabbage:
- 500 g of minced meat;
- half a Cup of rice;
- 1 onions;
- half a small head of cabbage;
- 2 raw eggs;
- oat flakes - 1 tbsp;
- flour (about 4 tablespoons);
- tomato paste - 2 tbsp;
- salt and pepper to taste.
Wash a head of cabbage and remove the leaves. Boil cabbage leaves in salted water. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until tender. You can boil the cabbage whole. When the leaves become soft, remove the cabbage and allow it to cool and drain the water. Disassemble into individual leaves. The thicker part of the leaf cut.
Prepare the stuffing. It is better to take beef 50% pork and 50% beef. Peel and mince or grate the onion. Wash and clean the carrots. Grate it on a fine grater. Sauté onions and carrots until tender in vegetable or olive oil. Wash and chop fresh herbs. Boil until soft rice. Wash the tomatoes, remove the skins, slice. It is possible to RUB them on a grater or blend it in a blender. In the absence of fresh tomato take tomato paste or ketchup. Peel the garlic and pass it through a garlic press. Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
On cabbage leaves lay out the stuffing. Roll sheets with the stuffing envelope.
Prepared envelopes properly sauté in a frying pan or skillet in vegetable or other oil. If you fried the cabbage rolls in the pan, further cooking will put them in a saucepan or a roaster.
Prepare the sauce. Tomato sauce or ketchup mix with sour cream and water or broth. Pour the cabbage mixture so that the sauce barely covered them. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the cabbage rolls for 30-40 minutes.
If you have a little time to cook, use recipe lazy Golubtsov. Boil the rice until tender. Cabbage cut into about 4 equal parts, boil. Then mash in a food processor or grinder. Add in the mince and cooked rice, shredded cabbage, grated onion. Beat 2 eggs, add salt and pepper to taste. You can add a handful of Hercules. Forcemeat mix well and form patties.
Roll patties in flour, fry in a well heated pan until Golden brown. For frying, use vegetable or olive oil.
When the cutlets to a crust, add to the pan the tomato paste, add water to almost cover the cabbage rolls. Simmer over medium heat.
You can bake cabbage rolls in the oven or aerogrill. Grease a baking pan with oil, fried on both sides in the pan of cabbage rolls place in a form, fill in with sauce from tomato paste, sour cream and water. Cook for about 20-25 minutes.