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Freezer Cooking: Baked Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Author MidgetMomma

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups rice brown or white cooked
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 2 squash or zucchini chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 jar tomato sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion diced

Instructions

  • Baked Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Directions
  • Remove cabbage leave off head of cabbage
  • Add water to a pot and boil water, when water is boiling add in cabbage leaves.
  • Boil cabbage leaves until they are flimsy and remove from water
  • While cabbage is boiling, cook 1 1/2 up of rice (boil 3 cups of water, once boiling add in rice and let boil then put heat onto low and cover and simmer till rice is cooked.)
  • In a large bowl, mix chopped zuchinni, diced onion, cooked rice, ground beef and mix well.
  • When your lettuce leave are pliable (not fully cooked) remove them from the water
  • Spoon the meat mixture into the cabbage leaf and wrap well
  • Here is where there are 2 different sets of directions for cooking 1 for if you are freezing them and another for if you are eating them right after making them :)
  • Cooking Baked Stuffed Cabbage Rolls:
  • Spray a large baking pan with non stick spray and preheat the oven to 350.
  • Pour a little pasta sauce on the bottom of the dish
  • As you finish each wrap place them in the baking pan. and then top with the rest of the sauce
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
  • For Freezing Baked Stuffed Cabbage Rolls:
  • Spray a large baking sheet with non stick spray
  • place finished wraps on baking sheet
  • bake in oven for 35-40 minutes at 350
  • Remove from oven and let cool
  • Once cool place on to a new baking sheet (spray it with non stick spray) and put them in the freezer for 2-3 hours. until they are frozen.
  • Once frozen remove from the tray and put into freezer bags. Pus as many into 1 freezer bag as you need for a meal for your house.
  • Cooking Frozen Baked Stuffed Cabbage Rolls:
  • Use a glass baking pan, spray with non stick spray and pour a small amount of sauce on the bottom of the pan
  • place frozen cabbage rolls in the pan and top with remainder of sauce.
  • Baked at 350 for 40-50 minutes