Halupki ( Stuffed Cabbage ) Ukrainian style 

1 head of cabbage boiled until leaves come apart , remove core with sharp knife before boiling, cool in cold water .
1 pound beef or lamb ground

5 cloves garlic

1 onion

1 bunch parsley, and cilantro

Salt pepper to taste ( start with 1/2 spoon or less depending on tatse , if on salt restricted diet leave salt out)
3 quarts tomoato sauce chunky

3 cups brown rice

Place garlic , onion, cilantro, and parsley in food processer and chop small , or hand chop finely.

In skillet saute meat ,spices and chopped mixture when done drain off oil and add 1 cup of sauce cook 10 more minutes then remove from heat and cool.

Place brown rice in big bowl mix in 1 cup of sauce and meat mixture once cool.

In big rectangle pan and small square pan coat botton with tomato sauce ,

Take a cabbage leaf, spoon in meat and rice mixture roll remaining leaf to make a roll then place in pan and repeat once all cabbage leaves are stuffed and rolled add tomatoe sauce, garish with small cherry tomatoes cut in half and bake in over 400° Fahrenheit for 45 minutes if baking while still fresh.

Take small square pan , I usaully use the dispoable metal pans , wrap in aluminum foil. And freeze for later use.

Bake for 1 hour at 400°F if baking from freezer if thawed first bake 45 minutes .

This is a good meal for a new mom or someone who is recovering.


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