Holupchi (ukranian stuffed cabbage)

Holupchi (Ukranian Stuffed Cabbage)

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Green cabbage, medium size to serve 4 to 6 people
1 to 1-1/2 pound ground beef (or turkey)
1 to 1-1/2 cup cooked rice
Worcestershire sauce
Chopped parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 to 2 crushed garlic cloves)
1/4 can tomato sauce
Whole onion rings
Bacon (lean or turkey)

Boil and peel leaves off cabbage. Blend tomato sauce with ground beef, raw egg, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder/crushed garlic. Mix with equal amount of cooked rice. Put mixture into boiled cabbage leaves, packing it into a baking casserole dish (clear cover or foil over the top). Cover with balance of tomato sauce, then sliced whole onion rings with bacon strips on top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the meat is browned and crisped on the top. Uncover to crisp the bacon the last 15 minutes. Serve plain or with butter or sour cream (fat free).

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