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Cabbage Explode… In my Bowl (EASY Cabbage Roll Soup)


(Please see NOTES, below, for Broth Options)

1 Large Head of Cabbage, quarter or eighth
1 lb. Ground Turkey
1/2 lb. Ground Pork Sausage
1 jar Original/Traditional Spaghetti Sauce (Store Brand)
4c Water
2 HerbOx NO Sodium Beef Broth Pkt. (2c worth) *SEE NOTES!
1 Chicken Broth Cube *SEE NOTES!
1 Beef Broth Cube *SEE NOTES!
1 Onion Soup PACKET
3/4tsp McCormick’s Cajun Season
3/4tsp Tony’s Creole Seasoning
1/4tsp Pepper
1 Onion, chopped
1c cooked Rice (Added last 30min-1hr)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add above, adding COOKED Rice LAST 30min-1 hour. Cook on LOW 6-8 hours.
    * NOTES *: I improvised with what I had on hand with wanting to cut “Some” Sodium, I used a few No Sodium Broth Pkts. in place of Reg. Broth Cubes…
But, my original Recipe was:
2 Chicken Broth Cubes
2 Beef Broth Cubes
1/4c Water (Or more to taste)
+ rest of Ingredients
Above recipe I skipped Water due to the NO SODIUM Broth Pkts. Add if using Reg. Broth Cubes.
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Chinese Cabbage Rolls- 2 Versions

LOW CARB. LOW CAL. – Two ways to enjoy these! House was split on favorite version, but, undeniably, both great! (Photos Below)

Head of Cabbage, boiled, leaved removed
Meat Filling:
1 lb. Lean Ground Chicken
2T Soy Sauce
1T Balsamic Vinegar
1/4tsp Sesame Seed Oil
1T Parmesan Cheese (Grated store shelf kind)
1/4tsp Pepper
1/2tsp 5 Spice Season
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2c Mushroom, minced
1/2c Onions
1/2 can Bean Sprouts, drained, cut in half
1/3c Water Chestnuts, quartered
1/3c Shredded Moz. Cheese, chopped more
1 Egg

Mix well the soy sauce, balsamic, sesame oil, seasons, and parm. cheese. Add in chicken, mix well. Add in vegis, chees, and egg. Mix well.
Cut off stem of cabbage head. Boil til leaves are tender to roll. Drain well. Roll a handful of meat mixture in cabbage leaf. Place into a baking dish, sprayed with Butter Flavored Cooking Spray.

Version 1:

-Pour 1c of beef broth over rolls (I used 1 beef cube, crushed + 1c water). Cover and bake at 450 for 55 minutes. Serve with Dipping Sauce:
1T+1tsp Hoisin
1tsp Ketchup
1T+1tsp Rice Vinegar
1T Soy Sauce

Version 2:

1/2c canned Coconut Milk
2T Soy Sauce
1T Balsamic Vinegar
1/4tsp Coriander
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4tsp Sesame Seed Oil (Honestly, I don’t think I added it. Your call.)
-Pour sauce over cabbage rolls. Bake, covered, at 450 for 55minutes.

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Porkie Krauts (Pork N Kraut Cabbage Rolls)

Pork N Kraut Cabbage Roll 1

Low/No Carb Lower Calories
THESE WERE AMAZING! Kid who hates kraut and horseradish, LOVED these!

Meat Mixture:
1.25lb Pork (Chow Mein Style-Chunky Ground Kind)
1c canned Sauerkraut, slight drain can
1/2 Onion
3/4c Swiss Cheese, shredded
1T Dijon Mustard
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4+1/8tsp Caraway Seeds
1T grated Parmesan Cheese (Store Shelf Kind)
1tsp Dried Parsley
1/4tsp Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2c Mushrooms, chopped

Cabbage Head

1c Water + 1 crushed Beef Broth Cube
1 Dried Bay Leaf

Blend sauerkraut, onion, and cheese. Add to bowl. Add in rest of meat mixture. Get those hands dirty and mix well. Boil cabbage head til leaves are just flexible enough to wrap. Form logs with meat mixture and wrap in cabbage leaves. Place into Butter Flavored Cooking Sprayed oven pan. Using hot water I boiled cabbage, I mixed 1c water and 1 crushed beef broth cube. Pour around cabbage rolls. Place Bay Leaf in center of pan IN the broth. Bake 450, COVERED, for 45-55min. Serve each roll with 1-2tsp of Special Sauce below. SERIOUS, TRY THE SAUCE. Makes 8-10 rolls worth.
*(Or egg rolls, like wontons.)

Horseradish Sauce ( A MUST! ):
2T Horseradish Sauce*
3T Light Mayo
1tsp Ground Mustard Powder
Couple grinds of Black Pepper
Good shake of Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sugar *Optional
Pinch Sea Salt
1.5 TO 2T Red Wine Vinegar
1/4c Sour Cream
Premake and place in fridge.

Pork N Kraut Cabbage Rolls 2

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