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Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage (TÖLTÖTT KÁPOSZTA) - cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice and cooked in a tomato sauce.

Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage

Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage (TÖLTÖTT KÁPOSZTA) - cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice and cooked in a tomato sauce. 

Ingredients

ROLLS

  • 1 head green cabbage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 Medium onion chopped1
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons paprika preferably Hungarian
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

SAUCE

  • 29 oz tomato sauce large can
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 2 tablespoons paprika preferably Hungarian
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Blanch cabbage in large pan of boiling water, peel leaves and set aside.
  2. Mix meats, rice, onion, garlic, egg, 2 tablespoons paprika and 1 teaspoon thyme with a few tablespoons of tomato sauce together.
  3. In a large pot combine tomato sauce, tomato soup and remaining spices with a little bit of water.
  4. Scoop a palmful of meat mixture onto a cabbage leaf and roll like a burrito, place in pot with tomato mixture.
  5. Simmer for 1 to 2 hours. This dish is better when reheated.