Lazy Cabbage Rolls
1 to 1&1/2 lbs.
ground beef, lean
1 medium onion,
1/2 smallish head
cabbage, coarsely shredded
1 quart canned
tomatoes (home-made tastes best, of course, but store-bought will
1/2 tsp. dried
basil (optional, but good; this is my addition & was not in the
1/4 tsp. celery
1 tsp. salt, dash
3/4 cup rice,
- Brown meat and
onion in frying pan. Put in a 3-quart casserole dish with lid.
Sprinkle with the rice. Cover evenly with the cabbage.
- Put tomatoes
and remaining ingredients in the frying pan and heat to boiling,
mashing the tomatoes and stirring to dissolve the brown bits from
the meat into the sauce.
- Spoon sauce
evenly over the cabbage, cover dish and bake in 325 degree oven for
about two hours, until cabbage is soft.
- Let stand 15
minutes or so after removing from oven, for juices to set. Serve
for supper with fresh biscuits and pickles. Even better the next
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