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
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.
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%/