Cabbage cigars are delicious and a complete dish. Check out this simple and easy to make recipe!

Cabbage Cigar

Recipe by caion
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

50

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

20

minutes

To make your cabbage cigars tasty, use the ingredients from the list below and follow the instructions in the preparation method.

Ingredients

  • Cigar
  • 1 cabbage

  • Water to boil the cabbage (reserve this cabbage cooking water to use in the recipe)

  • 1 cup (tea) of white rice or 180 grams

  • 1 cup (tea) of ground beef or 220 grams

  • 1 large onion, grated or 100 grams

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped or 190 grams

  • 5 cloves of grated garlic or 10 grams or 1 tablespoon (soup)

  • ¼ cup of chopped parsley (chopped)

  • 1 and ½ tablespoons chives or 15 grams

  • 1 and ½ teaspoon of salt

  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper or 0.5 gram

  • ¼ teaspoon of Syrian pepper or 0.5 gram

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1 beef stock cube or 10 grams (optional) (You can use homemade beef stock)

  • ¼ cup of very hot water

  • 700 ml cabbage cooking water

  • Sauce
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped or 380 grams

  • 2 tablespoons of oil

  • 1 lemon juice

  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

  • 1/16 teaspoon pepper or 1 generous pinch

  • ¼ teaspoon of sugar

  • ¼ cup of tomato paste

  • ½ tablespoon minced or minced garlic

  • 1 cup cabbage cooking water

Directions

  • Remove the cabbage core;
  • Cook in a pan with boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes (turn it over and let the leaves soften a little);
  • Drop the leaves;
  • In a bowl, add 1 cup (tea) of white rice or 180 grams;
  • Add 1 cup (tea) of ground beef or 220 grams;
  • Add 1 large grated onion or 100 grams;
  • Add 2 medium chopped tomatoes or 190 grams;
  • Add 5 cloves of grated garlic or 10 grams or 1 tablespoon;
  • Add ¼ cup (tea) of chopped parsley;
  • Add 1 and ½ tablespoons of chives or 15 grams;
  • Add 1 and ½ teaspoons of salt;
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of black pepper or 0.5 gram;
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of Syrian pepper or 0.5 gram;
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil;
  • Mix well;
  • Stuff the cabbage leaves;
  • Fold them;
  • Transfer to a refractory;
  • Place the leftover cabbage leaves in the bottom of a pan;
  • Add the cigars on top;
  • In a bowl, add 1 beef broth tablet or 10 grams (optional) (You can use homemade beef broth);
  • Add 1/4 cup of hot water and mix;
  • Add to the pan;
  • Add water until the cigars are covered;
  • Cover the pan;
  • Let it cook for 1 hour on low heat;
  • In a blender, add 4 roughly chopped ripe tomatoes or 380 grams;
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil;
  • Add juice of 1 lemon;
  • Add ½ teaspoon of salt;
  • Add 1/16 teaspoon of pepper or 1 generous pinch;
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of sugar;
  • Add ¼ cup (tea) of tomato paste;
  • Add ½ tablespoon of crushed or minced garlic;
  • Add cabbage cooking water;
  • Beat for 1 minute;
  • Add the sauce to the cigar pan;
  • Let it boil for 10 minutes;
  • Your cabbage cigar is ready!Cabbage Cigar

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