Recipe courtesy of Aaron Bashy

Stuffed Cabbage with Spicy Beef

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1 medium onion

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound ground beef

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground fennel seed

1/2 cup rice, uncooked



2 pounds chopped tomato

1 lemon, juiced

1/4 cup chopped basil

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic

Chicken stock (enough to cover cabbage)


  1. Saute onion in oil, add beef and cook out. Add spices and cool. Blanch cabbage leaves for 1 minute and shock in an ice bath. Lay leaves on flat board on table, place a spoonful of beef in middle with 1/2 teaspoon of raw rice. Roll loosely and place in pot. Combine sauce ingredients and bring to simmer. Pour sauce over cabbage, cover with chicken stock and simmer for 2 hours, Take out of pot and plate.