The only thing I found odd about this recipe were the exchanges listed at the end. It said it was 0 Lean meats, and it said it only had 5 grams of protein. I plugged it in at the sparkpeople recipe calculator, and there were 21.8 grams of protein. I did up the meat, but only by .25 lbs. I also apparently used a leaner meat. Anyway, that really isn't important except that I found it odd. I was only looking because I'm back to actually trying to eat better. (get enough veggies, protein, fiber, calcium etc.)
Ooh, good thing I'm typing this now while I still have someone eating. I just realized I forgot to take a picture. Off to do that, and then back to type this out. Good thing DH is out of town so I have some left in the crock pot.
So, this is how I made it today. I'm including a picture of the baby's chopped up roll. The picture isn't beautiful by any means, but it shows what they looked like in the middle.
- 1 cabbage
- 1.25 lb ground turkey (I used 93% lean)
- 1/4 cup brown rice, uncooked
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 onion, minced
- 2 carrots, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
OK, I had to laugh at this first direction - "Drop cabbage in boiling water and simmer for 5-10 minutes;" How are you supposed to "drop" a cabbage in boiling water without splashing it everywhere? I tried to do it with tongs, but it still splashed and extinguished my flame, so good luck. I guess I could have got out an even larger pot, but I already had out my large pot. I only have 1 larger for making jam. OK, sorry for the tangent in the directions. Lets do that over.
- Place cabbage in boiling water (I'd suggest lowering in a basket of some sort if you have one.) and simmer for 5-10 minutes; cool.
- In the meantime, in a bowl, mix turkey, rice, egg, onion, carrots, salt and pepper. In another bowl mix vinegar, brown sugar, and tomato sauce.
- When cabbage has cooled sufficiently, remove 12 large leaves. Chop remaining cabbage and place in bottom of slow cooker. Place 2-4 Tablespoons of meat mixture in center of each cabbage leaf. Fold the ends in like an envelope and secure with a toothpick. Place seam side down in slow cooker. Pour tomato sauce mixture over all. cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
I served this with brown rice (which I spooned sauce from the crock pot on.) and steamed broccoli.
Here is the nutritional info per sparkrecipes if you were curious. It is figured for 6 servings (2 rolls each) and that would be using 1/6 of the sauce per person. (we didn't use this much sauce) I did only put in 3 cabbage leaves per person when entering ingredients -2 on the turkey, plus 1 from the bottom because that is all I served myself.
|Total Fat||7.8 g|
|Saturated Fat||2.3 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.2 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.1 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||38.3 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3.9 g|