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

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