This was a half batch of six very nice large Cabbage Rolls but it could very easily be doubled for a nice big feed of four or five people. This half batch feed us supper and a full work lunch for hubby.
8 Large Cabbage Leaves whole and par-boiled to help soften them, when they turn that lovely softer green color.. you know they are ready to go.. handle with care as they are hot when they come out of their water, allow to cool just a touch before using them.
- Half a pound of meat- In this case I used pork
- one Large onion -Peeled and Diced
- 1 large carrot-Peeled and grated
- 1 tsp of montreal steak spice
- 1 tsp of herb-garlic mix
- 1/2 tsp of keens mustard powder dry form (or black pepper, your call)
Cook and cool slightly..
In a bowl, put a cup of Couscous and boil water, measure your one cup of boiling water and pour over and cover and let sit for five min..
Once your meat mix is ready, add you couscous and mix it up, take your leaf , place a portion of the meat mix in and roll end in, then sides then fold the top over and place in your tray.. repeat till the pan is full.
Over top that, pour two cups of basic tomato sauce and bake for 40 min till hot, boiling and the sauce is mostly gone.. Allow to sit for five before serving for better lifting.
You can serve with a drop of sour cream, or with a side salad or you can just enjoy them as the “whole” meal.
Oh yeah! (+ pierogies with sour cream & onions fried in bacon fat: )