Here's a five-generation family favorite. Parboiled cabbage leaves are stuffed with a mix of ground beef, ground pork, and rice, layered with sauerkraut and bacon, and baked.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic salt
- 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
- 27 ounces sauerkraut, drained
- 1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 medium head cabbage
- 5 slices bacon
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 3 cups water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Mix beef and pork together. Stir in onion, cooked rice, parsley, salt, pepper, garlic salt and 1/2 can of tomato soup. Mix well.
Core head of cabbage, place in boiling water and boil until partly cooked. Separate leaves and trim stems. Reserve about 24 to 32 whole leaves. Cut remaining leaves and line the bottom of large roasting pan.
Lightly pack a small handful of the meat mixture and place in the center of a cabbage leaf. Fold top part of leaf over mixture, then fold in the sides and roll until mixture is completely encased. Lay rolls on top of torn cabbage leaves in pan. Place sauerkraut evenly over rolls. Lay bacon on top of sauerkraut. Sprinkle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix chopped tomatoes and soup with water and pour over rolls. Add additional water to reach top of cabbage rolls.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through.