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How to make
Grandma’s Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage, Slow Cooker Variation
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 7 hrs 14 mins
Additional: 5 mins
Total: 7 hrs 44 mins
Yield: 8 servings
1 head cabbage
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¾ cup uncooked white rice, rinsed
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork sausage
1 egg, beaten
1 (32 ounce) can tomato juice
Step 1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook cabbage in boiling water until outer leaves pull away easily from the head, 3 to 5 minutes. Separate leaves and let cool. Reserve 1 1/2 cup cooking water.
Step 2 Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in wet rice; cook and stir until moisture evaporates, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool, about 5 minutes.
Step 3 Mix beef, sausage, and egg together in a large bowl. Stir in cooled rice mixture.
Step 4 Place a golfball-sized amount of the beef mixture on the ribbed end of a cabbage leaf; roll up, tucking in the sides. Repeat with remaining beef mixture and cabbage leaves.
Step 5 Place rolls seam-side down in a slow cooker. Cover with tomato juice. Pour reserved cooking water on top.
Step 6 Cook on High for 30 minutes. Switch to Low and cook for 6 1/2 hours.
Cook’s Notes: Substitute vegetable juice for the tomato juice if desired. If cooking on the stove, boil in a large pot for 30 to 45 minutes.
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