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Friday, May 21, 2010

"Lazy" Cabbage Rolls

These are my favourite flowers........Lily-of-the-Valley..... this is why I posted a photo of them. This year I can enjoy them as they have covered most of the back of my backyard. In the years before my doggy Teesha [RIP] use to stomp all over them........so I really could not enjoy them, for some reason she liked to just lie down and take a nap on them, causing them not to grow or bloom. I guess it was cool for her because she was Siberian Husky and was hot with that fur coat. Or she just liked the aroma of them while she was napping.
I love the smell of them, I put a vase full of them in the kitchen and it has filled the air with that floral smell that I love.
Now to my Foodie recipe for this week. I chose Lazy Cabbage Rolls as my background is Ukrainian, and what Ukrainian doesn't eat Cabbage Rolls. I still have to make a visit to the Ukraine as I've never been and would like to have a taste of the real Cabbage Rolls.
I don't like the tedious job of separating all those cabbgae leaves to roll them so when I found this recipe I usually make them like this. But for special Holidays at least once a year I get out the big old cabbage and roll them up like you are supposed to do originally. Who has time, but this recipe is fast and easy and I always have the ingredients on hand.
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 cans tomato soup condensed, [I use Campbells]
2 cans water from soup
1 cup raw rice
6 cups cabbage, shredded
Shredded Cabbage.......I just buy a bag of Cole Slaw mix and use that......... it saves time.

Saute beef with the onions, garlic and then add parsley.

When cooked add the raw rice, tomato soup and 2 cans water, mix well to combine.
On bottom of greased 9 x 13 baking pan spread the shredded cabbage and pour on top the beef rice mixture.
Cover with foil and bake at 325 deg. F. for 1 1 /2 hours.

I already had a piece............yummmmm!

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Have a great weekend!!!!!! Thansk for stopping by.


  1. Great recipe - what a time saver and it sounds delish! I'll definitely be giving it a try. I'm originally from Kitchener but I live in England now. Lovely photos of your lily of the valley - I love them too!

  2. I crave cabbage rolls lately. Nice to have a quick version to satisfy that craving.
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  3. Comfort food at its best...looks wonderful Erica!

  4. I love it! I do a "lazy" chicken pot pie, and I've made "lazy" stuffed peppers many times. It's good to switch things up every now and then (better for busy nights too!).


  5. mmm...I love cabbage rolls especially my MIL's but don't have the patience to make them. I'm copying your recipe and I'm going to try these!
    Pssst...lily of the valley are my favorite too. I only have a few and hope to transplant some so they grow abundantly!!

  6. Hello Erica,
    Your flowers are so beautiful. How lovely it must be having them grow in your backyard.
    I love cabbage rolls, but I agree it's so time-consuming. I'm going to try your "lazy" recipe. It looks so appetizing. I'm vegetarian, but then I can always substitute the real ground beef for the vegetarian one.
    And thank you so much for visiting my blog.

  7. Hi Erica~ ~It's nice to meet you I am of Ukraine decent also and my Dad remembers his Mother making these rolls and I would make them for him also. I do the old fashioned rolls but I'll try your new recipe. Thanks.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  8. The flowers are so pretty and I can just smell them through the computer!!!
    Thanks for posting a wonderful looking recipe. I have all ingredients on hand and will certainly be trying it this week. :)
    The Tattered Tassel

  9. Hi Erica! This Cabbage Roll recipe looks really yummy! Thanks so much for sharing! & Your Lily of the Valley flowers are Gorgeous! :)

    Hope you have a Beautiful Weekend! ~ Teresa