Recipe type: Entree
Cabbage Rolls is a Canadian food recipe using bacon and ground pork then baked in the oven.
- 1 large green cabbage
- 3 slices bacon
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1½ lb lean ground pork
- ½ cup long-grain rice, cooked
- ½ tsp pepper
- 10 oz can tomato soup
- Sour cream
- Cut core out of cabbage and pour boiling water into the cut until cabbage leaves begin to separate. Separate the leaves carefully and choose 12 perfect ones. Put them in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand about 5 minutes or just until they are limp enough to roll easily. Lift leaves out of the water and drain. Any remaining cabbage leaves can be used to line the baking dish to prevent sticking/burning.
- In a skillet, fry bacon until crispy, and set aside. Drain most of the fat from the skillet, reserving about 1 tsp. Sauté the onions in the reserved bacon fat, until golden.
- Combine raw pork, cooked rice, onion, and pepper. Crumble the bacon into small pieces and add to the mixture.
- Divide mixture evenly among the cabbage leaves and tucking in the ends, wrap the leaves around. Lay cabbage rolls, seam side down, in a cabbage-lined baking dish.
- Pour can of tomato soup over the cabbage rolls.
- Cover tightly with foil and cook for 3 hours in 300F oven.
- Serve with sour cream if desired.