Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

imageUnstuffed Cabbage Casserole

Ingredients

– 2 pounds cabbage
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 pound lean ground beef
– 1 large onion, chopped
– 4 cloves garlic
– 1 teaspoon tomato paste
– 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
– 1/4 cup chopped parsley
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 1 teaspoon dried mint
– Salt to taste
– 1 and 3/4 cup cooked rice
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

– Divide the cabbage into layers and blanch them in boiling water until tender. Drain well and chop them roughly.
– Heat a pan on medium heat and add ground beef. Cook until it releases water and then absorbs its juice.
– Add onions, garlic and olive oil and cook stirring for 5-10 minutes.
– Add in tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir well.
– Season with salt, black pepper and dried mint.
– Finally add cooked rice, parsley, lemon juice and chopped cabbage. Cook over medium low heat for 5-10 minutes.
– Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
– Spray a casserole dish with olive oil. Pour the mixture into it and bake for 45 minutes.

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