Weisswurst and Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Weisswurst and Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Serves 8 to 10

Making cabbage rolls is easier than you think and produces a big pot full of hearty, satisfying German fare, fit for a casual Oktoberfest get together or a big family dinner.

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 4 pounds white cabbage, cored with leaves separated
  • 1 (1-pound) package Hans Weisswurst with Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound sauerkraut
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, more for garnish
  • 1 (28-ounce) can tomato sauce
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Bring water to a boil with salt. Add cabbage leaves. Boil uncovered 5 minutes or until just soft. Drain leaves, reserving liquid, and set both aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix chopped sausage, ground beef, cooked rice, egg, salt and pepper until just combined (do not overmix). Shape into loose 2-inch egg shapes and roll each in the center of a cabbage leaf. Set aside.

Shred any remaining cabbage leaves. Mix shredded cabbage with sauerkraut and onion. In a very large heavy pot, place a layer of the shredded cabbage mixture on the bottom and cover with half the rolls, repeat layering, ending with shredded cabbage mixture on top. Add parsley and bay leaf. Pour tomato sauce over the top and add enough reserved cooking water to just cover cabbage. Place lid firmly on pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and barely simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Adjust seasoning and serve sprinkled with additional parsley, if desired.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:360 calories (190 from fat), 21g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 1430mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (8g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 21g protein
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