Wednesday, April 6, 2011

RECIPE - Black Bean Cabbage Rolls

This one does take some effort, but it is worth it!

  • 1 head cabbage, peeled and boiled until soft.
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cooking onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 med carrots grated
  • 1 large can puree tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp each garlic and onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chillies
  1. In a large skillet saute onions, garlic and grated carrots until soft.  Add in black beans and rice, mix. 
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool so you can handle it.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together puree tomatoes, Worcestershire, lemon juice garlic and onion powder, and crushed chillies, set aside.
  4. Roll your bean mixture into the cooked cabbage leaves, ensure to roll tight and tuck the ends in.  Place your rolls in a slightly oiled baking sheet.
  5. Pour tomato sauce over the rolls
  6. Bake at 325 for 1 hour, OR freeze now and cook later.

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