deconstructed cabbage rolls

Otherwise know as lazy cabbage rolls 🙂

I made these a couple weeks back and the family has been asking for it again and again. The nice thing is it takes 20 minutes to put a hot steamy stick to your ribs meal on the table… perfect after a day of ice skating on the outdoor rink.

All the gratification of cabbage rolls… and 1/3 of the effort.

In a deep cast iron iron pan start by browning:

1/2 red onion diced fine

2 cloves of garlic minced

1/2 lb ground happy cow (local and organic of course)

a good glug of olive oil

Once browned add: 

2 roasted red peppers sliced thin (I used jarred peppers but you could use fresh… or use tomatoes instead)

2 tbsp red pepper paste (the Italian spread)

2 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp paprika


splash lemon juice or apple cider vinegar

1/4 green cabbage sliced razor thin

2 carrots shredded

1 cup tomato sauce

Simmer everything on low for 20 minutes (just long enough to cook some brown rice!)

When your rice is cooked add 2 cups to the sauce and garnish with 1 handful of fresh parsley chopped fine.

serve hot to red cheeked family!


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