Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Spookily Great Cabbage

So, catching up on my life…

Last Friday was Halloween, didn’t do much haunting though. Richard and I weren’t feeling super great and we didn’t end up going to the Mountain Goats concert as we had planned. I made us dinner of Cabbage Stuff with spaghetti (a favorite food!). It was delectable! Richard’s wonderful mom Jill takes it and then makes bread dough, stuffs the cabbage stuff in the bread dough, and then bakes it into Cabbage Burgers. They are very good, but I love it with just noodles.

So, in the spirit of sharing...

Amazingly Great Cabbage Stuff


1 pound of ground meat (I use beef, but turkey, sausage, or others should work…)
1 small/medium yellow onion (thinly sliced or chopped)
1 small/medium purple onion (thinly sliced or chopped)
½ head of green cabbage (thinly sliced into long ribbons)
½ head of purple cabbage (thinly sliced into long ribbons)
3 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce (any kind)
¾ of a cup of BBQ sauce (any kind will work)
1 tsp of garlic powder (or if you want to mince garlic, 1 clove)
1 tbsp of butter (preferably not margarine)
Take the pound of ground meat, brown it in a very large skillet, and then drain well. Set the meat aside in a bowl and add the onions to the warm skillet on med heat with the 1 tbsp of butter. When the onions are about ½ cooked, add the meat back to the skillet. Add the Worcestershire sauce, the garlic, and the BBQ sauce (these measurements are what I use, if you think it'd be better with more of anything, go for it). Stir together and let sit on medium heat. While that warms through, slice the cabbage. Add the cabbage to the skillet and mix well. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir and then cover again. Repeat until all cabbage is tender, but not mushy. Then you are ready to eat! Goes great with rice, noodles, bread, or alone! I’ve even added some ground sausage to the mix before and it is great too…

I bet it would even be good as a soup… (I think I’m going to try adding the leftovers to a pot of chicken or beef broth and maybe add a few slices of tomato… maybe some potatoes… *Sigh* I love that soup weather is almost here...)

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