This cabbage rolls recipe is SO German. Stuffed with meat and served with a brown gravy, this really is a family favorite ... a great German food! These Kohlrouladen are the ones I grew up with. Meat and just meat fills these. No rice. No tomato sauce to dilute the great meat/cabbage flavours! Just great cabbage taste with a wonderful gravy!
Check below the recipe for detailed help and pictures. It'll show how easy it is to make this very traditional German cabbage rolls recipe!
The number of cabbage rolls you make will be dependent on the size and shape of the cabbage. I make a large amount of meat mixture so that I'll have enough, just in case I get extra leaves. Any extra meat is then cooked as hamburgers or meatballs.
The only really tricky part in making this cabbage rolls recipe is the process of removing the leaves from the raw cabbage head.
There is a trick to this.
The filling for this cabbage rolls recipe is the basic meatloaf mixture.
I use half beef and half pork. The pork will help keep the meat filling moist with the long cooking time needed.
You really want a very well spiced/seasoned meat filling -- nothing bland fits here!
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