Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls
1 large head cabbage
1 can tomato sauce (8oz)
3/4 cup minute rice
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 ounce onion soup mix
1 1/2 pounds lean ground meat
1 can V8 juice (48 oz)
Salt, to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
1. Cook cabbage in boiling water just until leaves fall off head. Set aside 12 large leaves for rolls; drain well. (refrigerate remaining cabbage for another use) Cut out the thick vein from the bottom of each reserved leaf, making a V-shaped cut; set aside
2. In a large bowl, combine the tomato sauce, rice, bell pepper, cracker crumbs, eggs & soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
3. Place about 1/3 cup meat mixture on each cabbage leaf; overlap cut ends of leaf. Fold in sides, beginning with the cut end. Roll up completely to enclose filling. Secure toothpicks if desired.
4. Put cabbage rolls in a slow cooker. Pour V8 juice over rolls. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with salt and cheese, if desired.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
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