Sweet and Sour Cabbage Rolls Recipe

12-inch Dutch oven
12 briquettes on the lid
12 briquettes on the bottom
Baking time: 40 minutes

2 pounds ground beef
1 cup cooked rice
½ teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
¾ cup finely diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large head green cabbage
1 recipe Sweet and Sour Sauce


Ahead of time, combine all ingredients exceptcabbage and Sweet and Sour Sauce; mix well and set aside. Microwave rinsed whole cabbage for 4 minutes on high power. Carefully remove whole, individual cabbage leaves from head. Fill one leaf at a time with meat mixture, about ½ cup or enough to fill adequately. Do not overstuff. Fold burrito style, making about 10 cabbage rolls. Place rolls in a plastic bag and carry with you. Also make ahead of time the Sweet and Sour Sauce and place in a covered dish to take with you.

Once you are ready to cook, place rolls in Dutch oven. Pour Sweet and Sour Sauce over cabbage rolls. Bake for about 40 minutes or until beef is done. Makes about 10 cabbage rolls. Tastes great served with rice. Be sure to buy sweet cabbage that is not tough.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

1 1/4 cup chicken broth
4 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
¾ cup sugar
½ cup vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Microwave sauce 1 minute to dissolve. Use as directed for Sweet and Sour Cabbage Rolls.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Rolls

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Rolls