*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                 Stuffed Cabbage with Sweet and Sour Sauce
 
 Recipe By     : Something Different for Passover / Frances AvRutnick1986  
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Zz- Passover (Appetizers)        Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         ROLLS:
    1      head          green cabbage -- about 3 lbs
    2      pounds        extra lean ground beef
    1      medium        potato -- peeled and grated
    1      small         onion -- chopped
    2                    large eggs -- lightly beaten
      1/2  cup           ketchup
      1/2  cup           matzo meal -- or bread crumbs
      1/2  cup           water
    1                    bay leaf
                         Salt and pepper -- to taste
 					
                         SAUCE:
   16      ounces        tomato sauce
      1/3  cup           brown sugar
   14      ounces        cranberry sauce
      1/4  cup           lemon juice
    1      tablespoon    lemon juice -- additional
                          -- * see note
 
 Combine all sauce ingredients and mix in blender or food
 processor with metal blade.Pour into a 4-qt ovenproof stewing pot
 and let simmer over medium heat while you prepare the cabbage balls.
 
 Core the cabbage. Pull off as many leaves as possible til they become
 too small to hold filling. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, place the leaves 
 in the water, cover, turn to simmer, and let cook for 10 minutes til soft,
 or microwave with 1/4 cup water on HIGH for 6 minutes. Drain.
 
 Combine ground beef, grated potato, chopped onion, eggs, ketchup, 
 matzo meal (or bread crumbs) and 1/2 cup water.
 Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
 
 Fill the cabbage leaves by placing about 1 tablespoon of the ground
 meat mixture in the middle of each leaf. Fold over the sides
 and roll the cabbage ball away from you.
 
 Place seam side down in the simmering sauce.
 Continue til all the cabbage leaves have been used. 
 (If you have some ground beef balls left over, just add them to the sauce.)
 
 Cut up remaining small pieces of cabbage and distribute them evenly over
 the top of the balls. Add the bay leaf. Check for seasonings. 
 (You may wish to add more lemon juice, cranberry sauce or brown sugar,
 according to your taste.)
 
 Simmer, covered on top of the stove for 20 minutes.
 
 OVEN: 350
 Bake uncovered for 20 minutes more to brown the top.
 
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 NOTES : Excellent..lots of extra ground meat..made lots of meatballs and cooked
in same pot..freezes well..used ground turkey...can reduce lemon juice...