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Turkey Stuffed Cabbage

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Turkey Stuffed Cabbage
En Español

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  • Makes: 5 servings

Turkey and ground beef stuffed cabbage leaves are cooked and topped with a sweet and savory sauce of veggies, lemon juice, and brown sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey (85% lean)
  • 1 onion (small, minced)
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread (stale, crumbled)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 1 onion (small, sliced)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 carrot (medium, sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Directions

1. Rinse and core cabbage. Carefully remove 10 outer leaves, place in saucepan, and cover with boiling water. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove and drain cooked cabbage leaves on paper towels.

2. Shred 1/2 cup of raw cabbage and set aside.

3. Brown ground beef and turkey and minced onion in skillet. Drain fat.

4. Place cooked and drained meat mixture, bread crumbs, water, and pepper into mixing bowl.

5. Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid, and add 1/2 cup of tomato juice from can to meat mixture. Mix well; then place 1/4 cup of filling on each parboiled, drained cabbage leaf. Place folded side down in skillet.

6. Add tomatoes, sliced onion, water, shredded cabbage, and carrot. Cover and simmer about 1 hour (or until cabbage is tender), basting occasionally.

7. Remove cabbage rolls to serving platter; keep warm.

8. Mix lemon juice, brown sugar, and cornstarch together in small bowl. Add to vegetables and liquid in skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and clear. Serve over cabbage rolls.

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, A Healthier You: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 2 rolls each (454g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 267
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 61 mg
Sodium 220 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 15 g
Added Sugars included 5 g
Protein 21 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 147 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 784 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 267
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 6 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 3 mg
Cholesterol 61 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 15 g
Added Sugars included 5 g
Protein 21 g
Minerals
Calcium 147 mg
Potassium 784 mg
Sodium 220 mg
Copper 208 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 57 mg
Phosphorus 242 mg
Selenium 21 mcg
Zinc 4 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 138 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.7 mg
Vitamin B12 1.5 mcg
Vitamin C 81 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 143 mcg
Folate 100 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.7 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 6 mg
Choline 81 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
2 3/4 cups
Protein Foods
2 ounces

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Not for a novice. Also not a quick meal. When I make it next time I will leave out the glaze. My teenage daughter and I made it and had a lot of fun.