“Lambage Rolls” – Lamb and Cabbage

I was in the mood for stuffed Cabbage leaves filled with a very aromatic lamb concoction!

So I embarked on my little journey of flavors and started by preparing the minced lamb that I had conveniently already purchased at Target 🙂

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I got all the ingredients lined up which consisted of:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1diced medium onion
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1lb ground lamb
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro and mint
  • 1 head cabbage
  • 3 cups of chicken broth, I used Swanson’s Thai Ginger broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 vine tomatoes
  • Bunch of fresh Basil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves

I melted the butter with the olive oil and cooked the 1 chopped onion and 4 cloves of minced garlic until they were nicely transparent. Took them off the heat and added all the spices. Put that to the side and let it cool down.

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In a separate bowl I mixed the ground lamb with the rice, added the salt, chopped mint and cilantro.

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Once the above mixture had cooled down I added it to the lamb mixture and put it in the fridge.

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Filled a big pot of water and brought it to a boil. Cored a big cabbage and boiled it for about 5 minutes. Took it out and peeled the first couple of leaves that came loose and then boiled it for a couple of more minutes till the other leaves became nice and tender.

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Placed my first leaf on my wooden board and took the middle core out and then stuffed it with about a 1/4 cup of my lamb mixture and rolled it tightly.

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After I was done with all the mixture, I placed some left over cabbage leaves at the bottom of my casserole and then placed my neat lovely lamb and cabbage packages.

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Sprickled some salt and pepper, added the chicken broth and covered everything with my homemade tomato and roasted peppers sauce which I made by:

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sautéing 1/2 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 4 roughly chopped vine ripped tomatoes, a big bunch of basil, salt and pepper. Put it in a blender and added 3 fire roasted red peppers, checked the mixture for flavor and voila, sauce is ready!

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Covered my cabbage and broth with the tomato sauce, added the bay leaves and covered with more cabbage leaves and then cooked in a 350 Deg F oven for 1.5 hrs.

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Now its time to indulge in this wonderful flavourful delicacy! Happy Family ❤

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