Stuffed Cabbage Leaves Recipe

Stuffed Cabbage
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Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time1 Hr 35 Min
Ready In2 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient


 Cabbage head1 Large, cored
 Yellow split peas1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Minced beef1 Pound
 Onion1 Medium
 Rice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Chopped parsley1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Vinegar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 299 Calories from Fat 89

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.2%

Saturated Fat 4.1 g20.6%

Trans Fat 0.6 g

Cholesterol 46.9 mg

Sodium 408.3 mg17%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g11.9%

Dietary Fiber 7.3 g29.3%

Sugars 18.3 g

Protein 20 g40.4%

Vitamin A 7.2% Vitamin C 101.3%

Calcium 8.8% Iron 15.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a pot, boil salted water and place the cabbage.
2) Put the lid on and cook until almost tender do not to over-cook it.
3) Pour off the water and separate the leaves and cut out midribs.

4) In a saucepan, place the yellow split peas with water.
5) Cook for 30 minutes or until cooked well.
6) In a bowl, place the minced beef with onions, rice, parsley, cooked split peas, and seasoning and mix well.
7) Place cabbage leaves over clean working table.
8) Put a tablespoon of meat mixture on each leaf.
9) Roll each leaf and shape into finger-shaped parcel.
10) Cover the bottom of a pan with cabbage leaves that could not be used.

11) Arrange the stuffed leaves over the cabbage leaves placing any remaining leaves between layers.
12) Gently stream the water over cabbage leaves and simmer for 35 minutes.
13) In a bowl, mix together sugar and vinegar.
14) Stream the vinegar mixture over cabbage parcels and allow to cook for another 20 minutes.

15) Carefully lift the cabbage parcel, place on a serving plate and serve hot.