I have seen a few of these come across my Pinterest feed recently, and although I'm not the biggest cabbage fan, they looked quite cute, easy, and banting friendly (minus the rice).
I more or less went with this recipe from Low Carb Crock, only changing the fresh herbs for dried, the onion powder for what I had in the house, and I think their cooking time is a bit much.
I made mine in the slow cooker, as per the link, because that thing saves my life during the working week. I'm sure you can just as easily bake it in a low oven, and that there are many recipes out there that can guide you regarding times and temperatures.
As I said, I'm not a big cabbage fan, but I really enjoyed this. Hubby did too; however the kiddo steadfastly refused to eat the cabbage. Our rule is, you have to try at least one bite, but he was over tired tonight so I let it go this once. He loved the filling though.
Now the only thing I have left to do, is figure out what to do with all that left-over cabbage.
Low carb stuffed cabbage rolls
- 1 large cabbage
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 2 tsp sweetener (e.g. xylitol)
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 500g minced beef
- 1 cup grated parmesan
- 2 tsp minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
- 1 tsp onion powder (I used Ina Paarman's Green Onion seasoning)
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- Steam or boil the cabbage for 5-10 minutes until the leaves are cooked enough to be soft and pliable but not mushy and grey
- Mix together all the sauce ingredients and spread enough over the bottom of the slow cooker pot to cover it in a thin layer
- Mix together all the filling ingredients until well combined (I prefer to do this with my hands)
- Carefully peel one leaf at a time off the cabbage, and roll a portion of the filling in it, tucking the ends in underneath to make a neat parcel. I got out about 8 parcels, which was perfect for the bottom of my slow cooker.
- Arrange the parcels in a single layer on top of the sauce in the slow cooker, then cover them with the remaining sauce
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-5