Cabbage Rolls and Roasted Sausage

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Enjoy this classic recipe for cabbage rolls and roasted sausage. When it comes to easy cabbage recipes, cabbage rolls might be the first thing to pop into your mind, and as far as homemade meals go, cabbage rolls are up there with some of the best homemade classic recipes. This recipe from our Grandmother, also feature roasted sausage, which completes this hearty meal. For sausage meat, we use farmer's sausages, but you can use whatever you have on hand, or whatever sausage meat you and your family prefer. We even share with you some of our favourite tricks for preparing the cabbage so it's easier to handle, and so that it ends up nice and tender. The frozen cabbage leaves will be easier to pull off of the head of cabbage without tearing like they sometimes do when they are blanched. You can also make a double batch of these if you have the time, and freeze them for future quick and easy homemade meals.

This cabbage rolls and roasted sausage recipe is just like grandma used to make. This family-friendly dinner idea is enough to serve 12, or serve a family of four with plenty of leftovers. Cabbage rolls use healthy ingredients to include savoy cabbage, white rice, onion, tomato soup, and tomato sauce. The Farmers sausage it a tasty protein option that pairs perfectly with this easy dinner idea. For this easy cabbage recipe and plenty of other family-friendly meal ideas, you will want to take a look at the Grandmothers Kitchen site.

One trick that you can use to save time when making this easy cabbage recipe is to cook the cabbage ahead of time, let it cool, then put it in the fridge until you are ready to make this easy dinner idea. When ready to use you can reheat the cabbage at 350F for 35 minutes. You can also freeze the uncooked head of cabbage and thaw and cook when you are ready to serve them. For the freezer trick, take out the head of cabbage when you are ready to make this easy cabbage recipe and place it into a large bowl of hot water. This cabbage trick is easier to do right in the kitchen sink. Then using a paring knife to help slice the hard base of the cabbage leaves. Peel the cabbage leaves off one at a time and then put them into a large heat proof bowl. Then pour some boiling water over the cabbage leaves and let them sit a few minutes. You may have heard this cabbage trick from your mother, and saves you from having to separately boil the cabbage.

Cabbage is a vegetable that is on the EWG list of the Clean 15. With that knowledge, you can feel good about purchasing either conventional cabbage or organic cabbage for your easy cabbage recipes. When EWG (Environmental Working Group) tested cabbage for pesticide residues, only two of the more than 700 of the cabbage samples tested contained more than one pesticide residue on the leaves. That means that 86 percent of the cabbage samples contained no detectable pesticide residues.

Cabbage is a vegetable that often gets forgotten, which is too bad because it has so much to offer. If you are thinking of healthy recipes to try, just think of sauerkraut which these days is making a comeback. You will want to watch the sauerkraut that you buy because the cooked sauerkraut kills all those healthy enzymes, so it is the raw sauerkraut in the refrigerated section that you want to go for. And cabbage is available in more than one variety. Four popular types of cabbage for your easy cabbage recipes include savoy, green cabbage, red cabbage and napa cabbage. If you haven't tried savoy cabbage, you are in for a surprise. Savoy cabbage leaves have a unique waffle, crinkly texture that makes them visually appealing. You can try Savoy in your easy cabbage recipes like stuffed cabbage leaves or cabbage roll recipes. You can also try Savoy cabbage for your easy cabbage recipes sliced in soup, in green salads, spring roll and cole slaw recipes. Napa cabbage is another cabbage you might want to try. Napa cabbage is the most tender of cabbage varieties. This is a nice cabbage variety to slice up, add some oil, an acid and some seasoning and serve all on its own. Napa cabbage is similar to lettuce wilts very quickly, so you'll want to keep that in mind when using. **

Nutrition Facts for: Cabbage Rolls and Roasted Sausage From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Savoy cabbage, white rice, butter, onion, sea salt, tomato soup, tomato sauce, Farmers sausage.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 46 cabbage rolls which gives 12 good sized servings. * Per Cabbage Roll: Calories 115, Calories from Fat 61, Total Fat 6.8g 10%, Saturated Fat 2.4g 12%, Cholesterol 20mg 7%, Sodium 369mg 15%, Potassium 238mg 7%, Carbohydrates 8.4g 3%, Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%, Sugars 3.2g, Protein 5.5g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 32%, Calcium 3%, Iron 6%

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