Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Getting ready for Rosh HaShanah: Making and Freezing Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage

I just love my grandmother's recipe for stuffed cabbage--the smell of it cooking just says 'High Holidays' to me. Because I have vegetarians at my table every year (most notably my daughter), I always make a batch that is purely vegetarian.
This year, I decided to eliminate a step and make my veggie cabbage a little differently and tt turned out really well.
This recipe makes about 16 rolls depending on how large or small you make them.
For freezing: Cool completely and divide into smaller pans depending on how many you need for each dinner. Be sure to label!

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage
14 oz. veggie meat (Gimme Lean)
1 cup minced onion
1 tsp. black pepper
1/3 cup water or more if needed to loosen meat
4-5 oz. ground pareve ginger snaps
2/3 dark brown sugar
juice of medium lemon
3 cups veggie beef broth
1. Mix veggie meat, onion, pepper and water together. Shape lightly into logs and roll them in par boiled cabbage leaves.
2. Scatter sliced onion and chopped cabbage on bottom of 13x9x2 baking dish. arrange cabbage rolls on top. Arrange thinly sliced tomato on top of rolls.
3. Mix veggie beef broth with ground cookies, brown sugar and lemon. Taste. Add more sugar or lemon if needed. Pour over cabbage rolls and place in preheated 375 F. oven.
4. Bake cabbage rolls about 1-1/2 hours basting every 15 min. until they are browned and glazed. Serve hot.

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  1. I had no idea this was a dish which is associated with the High Holidays!
    (Hardly a surprise for this Irish-Catholic gal!).
    Anyway, love it. Just love stuffed cabbage. A truly tasty alternative to the boiled-bacon-and-cabbage I grew up with (and you spell stinky kitchen??)

  2. this looks SOOOOO good! i love dishes that go straight to the freezer. thanks!

  3. You are really getting a jump on the holidays! Great veggie recipe.

  4. This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  5. Can't wait to try this! Do you use prefer the sausage flavor or the regular hamburger flavor Gimme Lean?

  6. Aha- I'm finally able to post here! Batsheva- I prefer the regular hamburger flavor of Gimme Lean for this recipe. I hope you enjoy it. g