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Uncle John's Stuffed Cabbage

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Ingredients: My Uncle John Majewski gave me his mother's recipe.  His parents were born in Poland. The Polish name came from his mother's recipe.
1-1/2 lb ground beef
1 cup rice
1 cup water
1 tsp salt; 1/4 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp sugar
1 large onion sliced into rings
1 small onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
2 Tbsp of margarine
2 cabbage heads
2 cups sauerkraut with juice (14 oz)
1 lrg can crushed tomatoes (14 oz)
1 can of tomato sauce (15 1/2 oz)
Directions:
  1. Take core out of cabbage head.
  2. Place whole cabbage head in water until it boils
    (turn off heat) and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Drain. Separate leaves carefully keeping them in one piece and cut off any thick edges; set aside.
  4. Mix together the following for meat mixture:
    • raw ground beef
    • 1 cup rice
    • salt, pepper and sugar
    • small chopped onion
    • chopped cloves of garlic
  5. Wrap whole leaves around meatballs loosely to allow rice to expand; put aside.
  6. In dutch oven saute onion rings until golden.
  7. Add krout, tomato sauce and water; mix.
  8. Place stuffed cabbage into sauce.
  9. Cover and simmer for about 2 hours.
  10. This requires the largest crockpot or largest dutch oven you have.
  11. Serves 6
  12. Serve with cornbread and baked apples for dessert.
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