Cabbage Rolls

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“Newfoundland cabbage rolls are a cherished dish that showcases the unique culinary traditions of Newfoundland. These hearty and flavorful rolls are made by wrapping a filling of seasoned ground meat, rice, and onions in tender cabbage leaves. The rolls are then cooked in a savory tomato-based sauce until they are tender and bursting with flavor. Newfoundland cabbage rolls are often enjoyed during special occasions, family gatherings, or as a comforting meal on a cold winter’s day. The dish embodies the warmth and hospitality of Newfoundland culture, offering a satisfying and delicious taste of tradition.”

Cabbage Rolls Recipe:
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 2 tsp. minced onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c. cooked rice
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 tsp. sage
  • 2 med. sized heads of cabbage

Combine all ingredients except 1 can soup, cabbage and water. Cut out heart of cabbage, put in boiling water to lose leaves. Place about 2 tablespoons of meat mixture in each leaf, roll and fasten with toothpicks. Place in pan, mix remaining can of soup with 1 cup water, pour over cabbage rolls, cover and bake in 350-degree oven for 1 hour.

Source: Clarenville Public Library Cookbook, 1987

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