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                              Stuffed Cabbage
 Recipe By     : Horizon Cook Book, Jan Dye
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cabbage                          Fruit
                 Ground Beef                      Main Dishes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      pound head    green cabbage
    1      pound         ground beef
      1/2  cup           rice
    1                    onion -- grated
    1                    egg
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
    2      cups          beef broth -- or water
    1                    onion, studded with 3 cloves
    1      small         bay leaf
                         juice of 1 lemon
    2      tablespoons   brown sugar
    3      to 4 Tbsps.   tomato puree
      1/2  cup           raisins
    8      to 9          gingersnaps -- crushed
 Using a thin long bladed paring knife, cut the core form cabbage and
 discard. Loosen leaves and remove 12 large outer leaves. Steam or blanch
 leaves until flexible. Place rib side up and trim heavy center rib. Turn
 over. Mix ground beef, rice, onion, egg and salt and pepper to taste. Place
 1 Tbsp. on each leaf. Roll towards tips, tucking sides in. Place in deep
 pot. Add beef broth or water to cover completely. Add onion with cloves to
 pot with bay leaf, lemon juice, brown sugar and tomato puree. Cover and
 simmer slowly for 1 hour. Add raisins and ginger snaps. Simmer for 15
 minutes more. Stir sauce to blend. The rest of this recipe is optional:
 Arrange cabbage in single layer in flat baking pan, 3-4 deep. Season sauce
 with salt and pepper and pour over cabbage. Bake at 375 F. for 30 minutes or
 until sauce is thick and rolls brown. 
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