STUFFED CABBAGE WITH ROASTED SWEET POTATO STUFFING RECIPE - (4.5/5)

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Stuffed Cabbage with Roasted Sweet Potato Stuffing Recipe - (4.5/5) image

Provided by Alqualonde

Number Of Ingredients 22

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, diced
1 red onion, peeled, diced
1 large tart apple such as Granny Smith, peeled, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 sausages, these can be sweet Italian, chicken apple, turkey, buffalom, cut into chunks
1 cup natural apple juice or cider
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon balsamic or apple cider vinegar
1 sprinkle of sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, fennel
handful of raisins or dried cranberries
1 to 1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup apple juice or cider
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
sea salt, to taste
extra virgin olive oil, as needed
strained tomatoes (24-ounce jar or can)

Steps:

  • Cook your cabbage. You'll need a fresh, large head of green cabbage. Trim the bottom root and cut an X into the center core. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the head of cabbage for about five minutes until soft; remove and drain well. Make the filling. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. For the filling you'll need: 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, diced 1 red onion, peeled, diced 1 large tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled, diced 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped 4 sausages- these can be sweet Italian, chicken apple, turkey, buffalo, cut into chunks Extra virgin olive oil, as needed 1 cup natural apple juice or cider 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon balsamic or apple cider vinegar Sprinkle of sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, fennel To add in later: A handful of raisins or dried cranberries 1 to 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa Throw the vegetables, apple, and sausage into a roasting pan and drizzle with a little olive oil. Add the apple juice, maple syrup, vinegar, salt and spices and toss well to coat. Roast in the oven till soft- about 40 to 50 minutes. Stir a few times during roasting to distribute the sauce and seasoning. Meanwhile make your sauce. To make your sauce you'll need: 1 24-oz jar or can of strained tomatoes 1/2 cup apple juice or cider 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves Sea salt, to taste Combine the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and stir. Cook over medium heat until simmering. Cover and lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Taste test before using in the recipe. If you like a bit of spice, add a dash of hot pepper- but please taste test first. To assemble: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil four serving dishes or one medium-large baking dish. When the cabbage has cooled enough for you to handle, cut another 1/2 inch or so off the bottom core if you need to and gently peel off the leaves one at a time; set the leaves aside on a plate or board. Trim any large leaves that may have a thick spine. Smaller leaves can be combined- use two to make one roll if you need to. Combine the roasted vegetables and sausage with the cooked quinoa- start with a cup and see how much you need. If you want to stretch the filling, use more quinoa. Add a handful of raisins and stir in. To stuff: Lay a cabbage leaf on your work surface and add a spoonful of filling in the center. Fold in the side of the leaf and roll it up; tuck it into the prepared baking dish seam side down. Repeat for the remaining leaves and filling. Pour the sauce over the stuffed cabbage and bake in the center of a preheated oven for about 30 minutes, till heated through and bubbling. You can make this stuffed cabbage ahead of time, if you wish; cover and chill. Add an extra 10 minutes or so to the baking time.

Top Asked Questions

How to cook stuffed cabbage soup?
Place cabbage head in freezer and freeze overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine the beef, egg, onion, rice, salt and pepper. Mix together the soup with a 1/2 can water; pour over stuffed cabbage. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour; baste often with the sauce.
How long to bake stuffed cabbage in oven?
Place seam side down in baking dish. Continue until all of the filling is used up. Mix together the soup with a 1/2 can water; pour over stuffed cabbage. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour; baste often with the sauce. 248 calories; protein 14g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 13.1g; cholesterol 65.8mg; sodium 287.9mg.
How do you make a cabbage roll?
Take a small handful and form into a small roll or ball. Place into the center of a cabbage leaf. Fold the sides of the leaf over and roll the ball up into the leaf. Place seam side down in baking dish.
How do you make a cabbage leaf salad?
Combine the beef, egg, onion, rice, salt and pepper. Mix together well. Take a small handful and form into a small roll or ball. Place into the center of a cabbage leaf. Fold the sides of the leaf over and roll the ball up into the leaf. Place seam side down in baking dish. Continue until all of the filling is used up.

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