How to Make Stuffed Cabbage

This is a delicious Mediterranean version of stuffed Cabbage Leaves. More lemony than the Lithuanian style which is usually cooked in tomato juice.

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How to Make Stuffed Cabbage Recipe
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Stuffed Cabbage!

Stuffed Cabbage!

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Ingredients...

Ingredients...

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Core Cabbage

Core Cabbage

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Fill pot with water and bring to boil.

Fill pot with water and bring to boil.

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Add loose leaves.

Add loose leaves.

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Add heads to boiling water.

Add heads to boiling water.

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Remove when colors change and/or become soft.

Remove when colors change and/or become soft.

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Place on plate.

Place on plate.

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What's left after pealing off leaves.

What's left after pealing off leaves.

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Place meat in bowl.

Place meat in bowl.

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Add two cans of tomato paste.

Add two cans of tomato paste.

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Add enough water to enable easy mixing of salt, pepper, rice and tomato paste. Water also easier to fill leaves.

Add enough water to enable easy mixing of salt, pepper, rice and tomato paste. Water also easier to fill leaves.

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Add rice.

Add rice.

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Mix by hand.

Mix by hand.

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Reduce thickness of leave rib.

Reduce thickness of leave rib.

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If the leave is the right size (your estimate).

If the leave is the right size (your estimate).

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Right size!

Right size!

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If leave is too large...

If leave is too large...

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Cut in half.

Cut in half.

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Magic fingers keeps size consistent.

Magic fingers keeps size consistent.

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Simple way to skin garlic.

Simple way to skin garlic.

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3 Bulbs should be chopped.

3 Bulbs should be chopped.

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Almost done rolling.

Almost done rolling.

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Magic hands make it happen.

Magic hands make it happen.

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Layer extra pieces on bottom of pot.

Layer extra pieces on bottom of pot.

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Place first layer on top of pieces.

Place first layer on top of pieces.

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Place some garlic on each layer.

Place some garlic on each layer.

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Sprinkle dried mint on each layer.

Sprinkle dried mint on each layer.

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Mint spread over cabbage.

Mint spread over cabbage.

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Repeat.

Repeat.

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And again.

And again.

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Final layer.

Final layer.

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Add lemon juice.

Add lemon juice.

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Add water till it reaches top.

Add water till it reaches top.

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Place dish on top. Cover and cook.

Place dish on top. Cover and cook.

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Mmmmm!  Finished!

Mmmmm! Finished!

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