05 June 2008

Cabbage Roll Casserole, Chicken and Banana Raspberry Bread

This is the same James Beard recipe with variations that I have used before. This time I had three bananas waiting in the freezer and I wound up with a bit of extra batter, so I made muffins as well as a loaf. S, who was a surprise play date this afternoon, ate two.

This Cabbage Roll Casserole is great. Tastes quite a bit like one of my favorites, stuffed cabbage, but takes no effort to make. The German had picked up bak choy instead of cabbage by accident, so I used that. No sauerkraut, more onions and garlic, I used tomato juice instead of water and tomato paste and at the half hour mark I topped up the pan with a box of Italian pureed tomatoes. It tasted great.
1 kg rind hackfleish
3 diced onions
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 t salt
1 t pepper
1 bottle tomato juice
1 cup uncooked rice
6+cups cabbage (1 head diced)

Brown beef separately, then add to onions, garlic, salt, pepper, tomato juice
Bring to a boil and stir in rice.
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Place 1/2 of the cabbage in a greased baking dish; cover with 1/2 the rice mixture.
Repeat layers.
cover and bake in 350 oven for one l hour.
If desired you can put sauerkraut on top of the layers.
Top with pureed tomatoes as well as adding diced fresh as desired, to keep moist.


christina said...

Yum. I've made that cabbage roll casserole several times and it was very popular and so easy compared to the real thing.

P.S. I'll post that yogurt square recipe soon! Just being lazy. :-)

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Banana raspberry cake sounds really good.

I answered to your comment here, I apologize for such a big delay...