Cabbage Wraps

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I have never made or eaten cabbage wraps, but this week in my goal to make a different dish everyday I thought, WHY NOT? My original inspiration was a deconstructed crockpot version. After reading it more closely I decided if I was going to make the dish then I should DO IT! The real way. All I knew was that it was a meat mix rolled in cabbage leaves and cooked. I found further inspiration from a Martha recipe as well as Smitten Kitchen. In true form I took a little from each and made my own. Here goes!

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, diced

2 apples, diced

2 T olive oil

1 lb ground turkey

2 T tomato paste

1 c rice, cooked

salt & pepper to taste

2 t paprika

garlic

1 head of cabbage

1 28 oz can tomato sauce

Remove core from cabbage and place in large bowl and pour boiling water over top, cover with towel, allow to steam/cook for 10 mins. Add 1 T olive oil to a deep/wide sauté pan; sauté veggies and place in bowl. Brown turkey; add to bowl. Stir in tomato paste, rice, spices.  Remove cabbage leaves, one by one and dry between paper towels. Roll meat mix in leaves. Place back in sauté  pan, top with tomato sauce. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 mins.

This was actually really quit tasty! I was really surprised.

Enjoy!

Mama Bird

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