Moroccan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
This recipe for Moroccan stuffed cabbage rolls is such a delicious alternative to traditional cabbage rolls. A little Moroccan spice is added to the ground beef mixture and our deliciously spiced Moroccan Tomato Onion Relish is used as the sauce topping.
Moroccan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Ingredients
1 head green cabbage
2 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup brown rice
1/4 cup Wozz! Middle Eastern Shawarma marinade and sauce
1 Jar Wozz! Moroccan Tomato Onion Relish
Few sprigs of parsley leaves (chopped)
Few springs of Thyme leaves (chopped)
handful of raisins (chopped)
Alternative Spice Mix
1 tbsp of Ras El Hanout Spice
1 medium onion finely minced or grated
3 cloves garlic finely minced or grated
Black pepper - a couple dashes
Moroccan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Method
In a large pot on stove top bring salted water to a boil to cook cabbage leaves
In a small saucepan, add 1 cup of water and 1 Tbs butter, bring to the boil, add 1/2 cup brown rice and cook for approx 25 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
In a medium to large mixing bowl, add 2 lbs ground beef (raw)Wozz! Middle Eastern Shawarma marinade and sauce, egg, raisins, thyme, parsley and cooked rice. Mix together to make your filling.
(If not using Wozz! Shawarma, use the alternative spice mix of garlic, onion, pepper and ras el hanout and combine)
Take your head of cabbage and core out center without completely removing core. The outer leaves may just fall right off which is fine, add them to the boiling water first and cook for approx 3 minutes. Once soft and pliable remove and set aside. Add the head of cabbage into the boiling water as well, core side down, as the leaves soften they will fall off and you can remove them from the water and set aside. Once you have approx 14 leaves you are ready to make your rolls.
In a 13x9 baking dish, add approx 1/2 jar of Wozz! Moroccan Tomato Onion Relish to bottom of dish.
On a flat surface, lay out one cabbage leaf, add a good heaping (approx 1/3 cup) of ground beef mixture onto the leaf then roll. (fold over once then tuck in sides of leaf and continue to roll). Place each roll in baking dish until baking dish is full.
Add remaining jar of Wozz! Tomato Onion Relish to top of the rolls. Cover with tinfoil and bake for approx 1 hour 15 minutes on 350 degrees F.