Saturday, January 15, 2011

Low Carb Cabbage Rolls


This is one of my favorite crock pot recipes and so easy.  Great on a cold winter night to come home to a wonderful aroma filling your house like someone was there cooking for you all day, and sit down to a delicious hot meal.  This came from a recipe I've made for years until I started low carbing, and had to do it low carb.  I don't feel like I'm eating something low carbed, but just a nice filling comfort food.  I usually serve it along with mashed cauliflower.  Tonight I had it along with a piece of crustless pumpkin pie, which put me over my carb count, but I'm going to do some T-Tapping as soon as I'm done posting this so I figured I could get by with a bit more.  There are only 3 net carbs per roll.


                      
* Exported from MasterCook *

                             Cabbage Rolls 

Recipe By     :Ginny
Serving Size  : 10    
Categories    : Crock Pot, Main dish

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  10       cabbage leaves
  1         pound  ground turkey sausage
  1/2      cup  mozzarella cheese -- shredded
  1/2      cup  parmesan cheese
  1         teaspoon  garlic powder
  1         teaspoon  onion powder
  1         teaspoon  thyme
  1/4      teaspoon  cloves
             dash of cayenne pepper
   1        large egg
                        Sauce
  1         cup  tomato sauce-no sugar added
  1         tablespoon  lemon juice
  1         tablespoon  Brown Sugar Twin
  1         teaspoon  worcestershire sauce
  1         teaspoon  liquid smoke flavoring -- (optional)

Cut around the core of a head of cabbage with a knife. Place cabbage in boiling water, as it boils peel cabbage leaves off. You may have to use a knife to loosen them at the core.  Using a tong and a fork you should be able to easily peel them away

Let the leaves boil for about 3 minutes.  Place on a towel or paper towel.

Mix the meat ingredients together: ground turkey sausage, cheeses, and seasonings.  Incorporate well.  Measure scant 1/4 cup each to place in the center of the leaf and bring in the sides of the leaf and then roll up.

Continue to roll each one and place in the crockpot.  Should have 10 rolls.

Mix sauce ingredients.  If you don't have Brown Sugar Twin you can use 1 TBS Splenda and 1/2 tsp. of blackstrap molasses.  Pour over cabbage rolls and cook on hi for 4 to 6 hrs. or low 8 to 10 hrs.

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Per Serving: 121 Calories; 6g Fat (48.2% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 44mg Cholesterol; 166mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Added 3/18/2013--another version with 12 servings, more meat:
This is another version that I made recently, that I really liked!

CABBAGE ROLLS                      

12 cabbage leaves
2   pounds  ground Jennie-O turkey sausage (breakfast) -- (or 1 lb sausage, and 1 lb. ground turkey or ground beef)
1   cup  shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup  Parmesan cheese
1  large  egg
1  teaspoon  onion powder
1  teaspoon  garlic powder
1  teaspoon  liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 teaspoon  salt -- (or to taste)
1/8 teaspoon  black pepper
Sauce:
8  ounces  tomato sauce, GV, no sugar added
1  tablespoon  lemon juice -- (OR apple cider vinegar)
4  drops  liquid sucralose -- (OR 2 to 4 TBSP other sweetener)
1/4 teaspoon  blackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon  worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon  liquid smoke flavoring

Cut around the core of a head of cabbage with a knife. Place cabbage in boiling water, as it boils peel cabbage leaves off. You may have to use a knife to loosen them at the core.  Using a tong and a fork you should be able to easily peel them away. Peel off 12 leaves. Cut up remaining cabbage and freeze for stir fried cabbage side dish another night.  (Some people do this another way, by peeling off the raw leaves and microwaving them.  This is great if you can do it without tearing the leaves.  I have not managed to be able to do so.)

Let the leaves boil for about 3 minutes.  Place on a towel or paper towel.

Mix together until well incorporated, the meat, mozzarella, Parmesan, egg, onion powder, garlic powder, smoke flavoring, salt, and pepper.  Measure a heaping 1/4 cup each to place in the center of the leaf and bring in the sides of the leaf and then roll up.  You should have enough to fill 12 leaves.  Place in crock-pot.

In small bowl mix together tomato sauce, lemon juice (OR apple cider vinegar), liquid sucralose (OR other sweetener), blackstrap molasses, worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke flavoring.  If you don't have Brown Sugar Twin you can use 1 TBS Splenda and 1/2 tsp. of blackstrap molasses.  Pour over cabbage rolls and cook on hi for 4 to 6 hrs. or low 8 to 10 hrs. 

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12 Servings/Per Serving: 235 Calories; 17g Fat (66.5% calories from fat); 15g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber

25 comments:

  1. I tried this recipe today and it is so yummy!!!I can't wait to try other recipes on your blog.

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  2. I'm glad it turned out well for you! :)

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  3. Sounds amazing. Just so happens that we are snowed in and I have a head of cabbage in the fridge. Thanks for the good idea.

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  4. I'm glad you have some good food to enjoy while you're snowed in! :)

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  5. Trying this tonight! Thanks for the recipe. :)

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  6. Sounds tummy! Can the cabbage rolls be baked in the oven instead? Trying to cook tonight but it's already too late to put in crock pot :(

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  7. Melissa, yes you can bake them. I've done that when I haven't had time to get them into the crock-pot in the morning. I think I baked them around 350 for an hour?

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  8. My mother is on the Atkins diet and I have looked on all the Atkins webpage trying to find a low carb Cabbage rolls and finally I was told to try this page and their it is..Thank you so much and Please if you have any other Low carb food Please Email me. tonyswife223@gmail.com

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    1. I'm glad you found what you wanted! Hope you enjoy it. You can browse my archives for many other recipes. I'm also in the process of writing a cookbook, which will be part of a collaboration between other low carb cooks, "Low Carbing Among Friends" Vol. 2. You can see Vol. 1 here: http://amongfriends.us/

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  9. To save time, I carefully peel off the usable leaves from the cabbage head, stack them up, and then place them in a plastic grocery sack (reuse is the best way to recycle before recycling!) with a few slightly wet paper towels on the top of the stack. Then I tie the bag shut so it is fairly tightly sealed, but leaving the knot loose enough to untie easily. I nuke the leaves in the sack for about 5 minutes (YMMV per wattage), then let them stand in the microwave for about 10 minutes. They turn out nice and limp, but not over cooked, and are easy to handle. Saves a few steps and doesn't heat the kitchen as much in non-winter months.

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  10. Im making these tomorrow. They sound fantastic.

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    1. We sure love them! I hope you do too! :)

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  11. Thank You Ginny. The Cabbage Rolls are so good. Can't wait to try the other recipes and by the books.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the cabbage rolls! :) Hope you like the books too. I'm looking forward to getting my copy of Vol. 2. I don't get to see the recipes from the other authors until I get my book either!

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  12. Ginny, I stumbled upon your site after googling for cabbage rolls. Thanks so much for taking your time to cook for us!!!

    Naomi

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    1. I'm glad you stumbled by Naomi! :). You're welcome!

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  13. I am going to try these cabbage rolls today. It wet and rainy and cold out so this will be a hearty hot meal for a day like today. Thanks so much!!

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    1. Sounds like a good idea for a cold rainy day. I hope you enjoy them!

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    2. I finally tried them today. I was unable to coook them last week, but....OMG these are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. I'm so glad you liked them! :) I need to make these again!

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  14. How do I "Pin" this?

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    1. If you have pinterest you can get the "pin it" button for your toolbar and click on that to pin it. You can get it here: http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/

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