Get Over The Hump Wednesday!

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Our 2011 Challenge Team is off to a strong start on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Three weeks into the New Year could you use some fresh incentive to stick to your New Year’s Resolution as well? Welcome to “Get over the Hump Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday between now and February 16, we will post a healthy recipe and a give away a limited number of LLB coupons to our Facebook fans. It’s our way of encouraging you to stick with it and stay healthy with delicious lean and natural protein. 


Morrocan-spiced Stuff Cabbage

Prep time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 5

10 leaves Savoy cabbage
1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef 96% Lean Ground Sirloin
1 cup diced onion
1/4 cup currants
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup orange juice
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup frozen leaf spinach
1 cup prepared cous cous
Salt and pepper to taste, if desired
1 cup tomato sauce (plain, unseasoned)

1. Preheat oven to 350. Cut largest part of stalk of cabbage leaf out (at base of leaf) and steam with 1/4 cup water 5 minutes in microwave, until soft. Let cool.
2. In large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown beef. Add onion and cook 5 minutes, until onion is soft. Stir in currants, apricots and cinnamon. Add orange juice, reduce slightly. Add tomatoes and spinach, stir and cook until most of liquid is evaporated.
3. Remove pan from heat and stir in couscous. Cool slightly.
4. Spoon 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce into bottom of 9×13-inch baking dish. Lay cabbage leaves out and place 1/2 cup beef filling in center of each leaf. Roll leaves around filling and place rolls, seam side down, into baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and bake 25 minutes.


Filling the Rolls
Rolls Before The Sauce
Rolls with the Sauce
The Final Product


Note: Savoy cabbage leaves are thinner and more pliable than plain green cabbage leaves. They make filling and rolling the leaves much easier.



Nutrition Information  per Serving (two cabbage rolls per person):
Calories 241; Calories from Fat 36;  Percentage of Calories from Fat15%; Total Fat 4g; Sat. Fat 2g; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 48mg; Sodium 429mg; Carbohydrate 30g; Fiber 5g; Sugars 15g; Protein 24g; Vitamin A 89%; Vitamin C 48%; Calcium 9%; Iron 24%/

Posted on January 19, 2011


  1. Anonymous says:

    i’ve never had these before! thanks for the recipe!

    Jessica Willers Rhoton

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks great I think I will try it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love cabbage rolls, but this sounds so great with the Morroccan spice, thank you for sharing! Laura’s Lean Beef is the only beef we have in our household.

    Andie Seifert Groff

  4. Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait to try this dish. It sounds exteeeeeeemly delish.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This sounds truly delicious!

  6. Anonymous says:

    This really does sound yummy, though I don’t know what currants are. I think I’ll give the recipe to my friend (who’s a better cook than I) and maybe she’ll make them.

  7. Anonymous says:

    trying this tonight or tomorrow!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Tried this last night – was really good. Only thing I’d change is the tomato sauce on top (it was a bit sweet like ketchup). Otherwise, great!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Sounds delicious! I’m making it tonight!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I made a new batch of home-made bologna using only 96% ground beef and the result was outstanding!
    Even my wife, who detests processed meats, said this bologna tastes like the lunch meat she sliced as
    a student while working in a grocery store in the ’60′s.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Love getting them. When I buy the ground beef I make it into patties as soon as I get home, freeze them separately and instead of going for fast food I have my own in the freezer and I KNOW what I’m eating.
    Thank you

  12. Anonymous says:

    No other beef found in our Local Kroger’s. Wish they would add more choices. Your beef is the best, and we feel healthier from eating your lean meats.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Please make your delicious recipes computer print friendly. We need a larger print, darker print, less space between the lines, and size choices (3×5,4xz6, etc)
    Marilyn McDonald

  14. Anonymous says:

    Love your lean meats, just wish they were easier to find!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I buy Lauras Lean Beef at Lowes Food Grocery Store, Hickory, North Carolina

  16. Anonymous says:

    Sounds delish!! Can’t wait to try it!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Laura’s lean beef products are high quality and this recipe looks wonderful. Can’t wait to try it.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Laura’s lean beef will make the ordinary stuffed cabbage sooo much better and so much more healthy! Can’t wait to try this one. – Krista Speer

  19. Anonymous says:

    Laura’s lean beef is the only product we buy.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Love it!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Love it!
    Marcie Sullivan

  22. Barb says:

    I hope you are making use of our Store Locator tool at the top right of our website–Even if it’s a bit of a trip, plan your menus and your travels, toss a cooler into the back of the car and stock up on Laura’s Lean Beef the next time you pass the closest LLB location. It’s worth it knowing you have a pound (or three!) of ground beef and a few steaks/roasts/pre-cooked meals in the freezer.


  23. Anonymous says:

    Looking forward to trying it!

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