We love making food from other countries, mexican is up at the top but Romanian comes close, our favorite dessert is Romanian Apple Cake its just to die for, i will post the recipe soon as we will be trying to make it gluten free but its easy just to switch the flour 1:1. Anyway the cabbage… We love this recipe its so yummy, with having two little ones my hands are full most of the day and i often find i dont have a lot of time to fix meals and cabbage rolls take a while except when you do it this way!
I used beef but minced pork is traditionally used and we don’t eat rice so i substituted it for quinoa. We buy our meat from the local farm and buy our fruit and vegetables organic when available we have found the quality at sainsburys here in the UK to be the best and keep the longest.
500g Minced Beef
1 large organic red onion
2 large organic carrots grated
1/2 tsp paprika
1TBS organic garlic (fresh or granules)
1/4 cup organic quinoa (or rice) cooked
500lm carton of Passata (we get ours from aldi)
Passata carton filled with water
1/2 organic sweetheart cabbage (or normal cabbage)
4 slices cooked bacon
Preheat oven to 180 degress c and grease a glass or stone dish. I used my pampered chef stoneware square dish.
Sauté onions, carrots and garlic
Add mince and brown
Stir in paprika and garlic
Add the cooked quinoa passata and water
Place a thin layer of cabbage on the bottom of your dish then half the meat mixture another layer of cabbage then the rest of the meat and the rest of the cabbage on top
Cook in the oven for 40 minutes or until the mixture is bubbling and the cabbage on top looks cooked, while its in the oven cook your bacon and grate cheese then remove from oven and top with the cheese and bacon
Return to the oven for about 15 mins or until the cheese is done however you like it, we like ours browned and bacon crisp.
You can serve with salad, sour cream or just have it on its own like we usually do.