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Last week, I shared a recipe for Strawberry Coffee Cake from the Mediterranean Paleo cookbook.
That recipe was a big hit, so I can tell that you guys are a fan of this amazing new cookbook, just like me!
This book has quickly become my favorite cookbook. I am making at least one recipe a week from it and it’s my go-to for my weekly meal planning. The recipes are all amazing, full of flavor, and a diversion from my boring old repertoire of paleo meals.
These Stuffed Cabbage Rolls were one of the first recipes that jumped out to me when I was flipping through the cookbook. I knew I needed to make them right away.
So I did and they were amazing! I am patting myself on the back for making a double-batch so I could have extra to freeze.
Caitlin has generously allowed me to share this second recipe from her new book. I really hope you enjoy and if you haven’t checked out Mediterranean Paleo yet, then what are you waiting for?
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Stuffed Cabbage (Cabbage Dolmas) :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free
This recipe quickly became a family favorite after I made it the first time. Even better is that they freeze amazingly well, so I always double or triple the recipe so I can portion up a bunch for the freezer!
- 12 large cabbage leaves
- 1 tablespoon butter, grass-fed ghee, or coconut oil
- 1 pound beef stew meat
- 1 medium white onion
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- fine sea salt and black pepper
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
- For the Stuffing
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- Boil 3 cups of water in a steamer pot over medium heat. Steam the cabbage leaves for 3 to 5 minutes, until soft, and set them aside.
- In a large saute pan, melt the fat over medium heat. Add the stew meat to the pan and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, cinnamon sticks, and a pinch of salt and pepper and cook another 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
- Cover the mixture with the beef broth and bring to a boil with the lid on. Remove the lid and simmer for 30 minutes.
- While the stew meat is cooking, mix the stuffing ingredients together in a large bowl. Place 1/4 cup of the stuffing mixture in the middle of a steamed cabbage leaf. Roll the leaf halfway, then tuck in the sides and finish rolling. Place the rolled leaf aside on a plate, seam side down. Repeat until all of the stuffing is used up.
- Using tongs, carefully add the stuffed cabbage leaves to the saute pan. Cover and simmer the cabbage rolls for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks and top the dish with fresh cilantro to serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 710Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 349mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 9gSugar: 14gProtein: 74g
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So I found your blog from the Epic DIY Kitchen Giveaway. So this is the first thing I saw and ohmygosh I want to make it so bad! This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. From the little bit I have seen already your blog will become a new favorite!!
Thank you Wren! I really appreciate that and welcome! 🙂
Love this recipe
My husband totally loves cabbage rolls! Definitely trying this recipe, thanks! Great giveaway, thanks.
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!
I tried this recipe tonight and did everything here. I even added more salt, pepper to rolls and added more slice than suggested but it was all still bland.
We kind of ate this like a soup? I had no idea how to serve it.
Has anyone spiced this up? Added anything else? I just felt mine was missing something….
Hi Carrie – I have made this a couple times since this post and have experimented with some additional seasonings. The last time I made it, I added some coriander to the beef filling and the family loved it. I left the salt and pepper as-is since my family sometimes doesn’t like the same amounts of salt and pepper that I do. I’ve eaten it as-is or with steamed veggies. If you tolerate grains or potatoes, you could serve it with rice or mashed potatoes. Sorry it didn’t meet your expectations! 🙁
I bought this cookbook some years ago, and I love it. Because of AIP and FODMAP issues, I especially appreciate the notes near the bottom of each recipe page that address possible adjustments for these. It’s an oft-used resource in my kitchen. Glad you’ve got it, too.
Hi Moira! Thanks for stopping by! It’s such a great book! I had actually loaned it to my mom years ago and just got it back a few months ago. So glad to have it back in my kitchen. So glad you enjoy it too!