Lazy Un-Stuffed Cabbage

Lazy Un-Stuffed Cabbage
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This recipe is from the Levana Cooks newsletter. Levana Kirschenbaum is the author of the great cookbook, Levana Cooks Dairy-Free!
Serves: 8 servings
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 4 ribs celery, peeled
  • 2 granny smith apples, unpeeled, quartered
  • 1 large bunch dill
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 large head white cabbage, sliced very thin (food processor)
  • 1 cup golden or black raisins
  • 2 cups short grain brown rice
  • 6 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 6 cups cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon paprika
  • 4-5 bay leaves, or 1 teaspoon ground
  • Salt (just a drop if at all) and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a wide bottom pot.
  2. In a food processor, coarsely grind the onion, celery, apples and dill.
  3. Add the ground mixture to the pot and saute until translucent.
  4. Add the meat and saute a few more minutes, stirring, until no longer pink.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the flame to medium, and cook, covered, 1 hour, or a little longer, until the cabbage is very tender.
  7. Transfer onto a platter, and serve hot.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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