April flowers bring May flowers but also April and May are good months for some easy and robust crock pot meals. Stuffed cabbage rolls, AKA pigs in a blanket to some, are an easy to make and satisfying meal that’s not too heavy on the digestive system.
EASY STUFFED CABBAGE ROLL RECIPE
12 cabbage leaves
1 cup cooked white rice
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup minced onion
1 pound extra-lean ground beef (or ½-lb ground turkey and ½ -lb ground beef)
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil cabbage leaves 2 minutes; drain.
In large bowl, combine 1 cup cooked rice, egg, milk, onion, ground beef, salt, and pepper. Place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture in center of each cabbage leaf, and roll up, tucking in ends. Place rolls in slow cooker.
In a small bowl, mix together tomato sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over cabbage rolls.
Cover, and cook on low heat for 8 to 9 hours.