וועגאַן האָלישקעס (פּראַקעס)

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Yesterday was my mother’s birthday and I wanted to make one of the dishes she always made when I was growing up. I had a large head of cabbage so I decided to make holishkes or stuffed cabbage. ווען איך איז געווען אַ קינד, מיין מוטער וואָלט מאַכן די אַלע די צייַט. מייַן טאַטע האָט ליב געהאַט זיי. I didn’t like the cooked cabbage but I did like the inside which was ground beef and rice mixed with my Mom’s amazing tomato sauce. So I would unroll my stuffed cabbage and just eat the filling. The soft, boiled cabbage would just lay on my plate unwanted and unloved.

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Now that I’m grown up, I appreciate all kinds of vegetables much more. I also appreciate all the work that went into the meal my mother cooked. Stuffed cabbage, אָדער holishkes, as we called them at home, are pretty time-consuming. But I was up for the task!

First I got the cabbage boiling. It only takes 5 minutes which is a third of the time it takes for the water to boil. I’m very impatient about things like that.

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While the cabbage cooled, I made the sauce. I made a version of my Mom’s marinara but without all the Italian spices. אַנשטאָט, this sauce has paprika and allspice and something neither she nor I EVER put in an Italian sauce – צוקער! . My family may be of Ashkenazic descent but my taste buds are definitely more Sephardic.

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When the cabbage was cooled, I removed the core and carefully removed leaves for stuffing. I shredded the rest of the cabbage to use in the filling and in the pot.

Then I made the filling. I was going to make this with lentils, my usual go-to for ground beef replacement. But I had a package of Beyond Meat Beyond Beef Beefy Crumbles אַזוי איך געוויינט אַז. It has enough to make 8 cabbage rolls. If you make this for more than 3 אָדער 4 people, נוצן 2 פּאַקאַדזשאַז.

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I added some cooked rice, shredded cabbage, minced onion, די וועגג for egg replacement and all my favorite spices plus dill (a nod towards the roots of the dish). You want to use a good amount of spices since the filling is only going to steam and besides the sauce, it’s the only place in the dish to add flavor. אַלטערנאַטיוועלי, you could cook up the filling in a skillet and then cool it and add it to the cabbage leaves but I was making this Mom’s way.

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Then comes the stuffing part. You pat the leaves dry and with a paring knife, shave the stem so it’s not so thick. Then put about 1/4 cup of filling near the stem end. It’s tempting to want to put more but don’t or the cabbage leaf will be harder to roll and may not stay closed during cooking.

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Then fold over the bottom edge of the leaf to cover the filling.

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Fold in the left side of the leaf.

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Now it’s tempting to fold in the right side as well, like you would a burrito, but that’s not how my mother did it. She would only fold one side and then roll up the rest of the leaf. When it’s rolled to the top, take the right side sticking out and tuck it into the middle. This secures it better. Lay the stuffed cabbage seam side down until ready to cook.

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Some people cook the stuffed cabbage in a baking dish in the oven but I was making this the way Mom did so I put a bed of cabbage in the Dutch oven. Then I put half the stuffed cabbage on the bed.

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Add some sauce.

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Then I put the other half of the stuffed cabbage on top of the sauce

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and then more sauce on top.

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Then it cooks for about 1 1/2 צו 2 hours while you clean up the kitchen. Or make hamantaschen like I did yesterday.

ווען עס ס געטאן, carefully remove the stuffed cabbage with tongs. Plate some of the cooked cabbage and then a couple of stuffed cabbage rolls and more sauce on top.

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This dish was a nice way to celebrate my mother’s birthday and get to have one of her dishes with my vegan twist. The taste took me right back to my childhood. Except this time, there was no cabbage left on my plate when I was finished. מזל דיין געבורסטאָג, מאָם. האַנאָע האָבן!

וועגאַן האָלישקעס (פּראַקעס)

גף, סף
מאכט 8 rolls

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For the Stuffed Cabbage

1 large head cabbage

For the Sauce­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

1-28 אַז. קענען קראַשט טאַמאַטאָוז

1-14 אַז. קענען דייסט טאַמייטאָוז

2 Tbs. עפּל עפּלזאַפט עסיק

2 Tbs. ברוין צוקער

2 Tbs. פּאָמידאָר פּאַפּ

1 Tbs. פּאַפּריקאַ

2 tsp. קנאָבל פּודער

1 tsp. קאָשער זאַלץ

½ צפּ. שוואַרץ פעפער

¼ צפּ. אָלספּייס

For the Filling­­­­­­­­­­

1 tsp. יי רעפּלאַסער (איך געוויינט די וועגג) + ¼ cup water

1 פּעקל Beyond Meat Beyond Beef Beefy Crumbles

1 cup cooked brown rice

½ cup cabbage, פיינלי געהאַקט

½ קליין ציבעלע, מינסט

½ cup tomato sauce

2 tsp. dill seed

1 tsp. קנאָבל פּודער

1 tsp. ציבעלע פּודער

1 tsp. פּאַפּריקאַ

½ צפּ. קאָשער זאַלץ

½ צפּ. שוואַרץ פעפער

Prepare the cabbage: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and carefully immerse the head of cabbage, core side down. Boil the cabbage for 5 מינוט. You want it to be tender but not too soft and falling apart. Carefully drain the cabbage into a colander and allow it to cool enough so you can handle it.

Cut the core out with a paring knife. Carefully remove whole leaves being careful not to tear them. Pat each leaf dry and with your paring knife, shave the stems so they are not so thick and tough.

Shred the rest of the cabbage to use in the filling and in the dish.

צו מאַכן די סאָוס: In a medium saucepan, combine the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, עסיק, brown sugar and tomato paste. Cook on medium heat. Season the sauce with paprika, קנאָבל פּודער, זאַלץ, pepper and allspice. Cover and heat until the sauce comes to a low boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook for just 20 מינוט.

צו מאַכן די פילונג: אין אַ באַפאַלן, combine the egg replacer and water. Mix and let stand 5 minutes until thickened. אין אַ גרויס שיסל, combine the beefy crumbles, רייַז, shredded cabbage, and onion. Mix in the egg replacer and tomato sauce. Add the seasoning and mix well. טעם פֿאַר געווירץ אַדזשאַסטמאַנץ. Set the filling aside.

To make the stuffed cabbage: Take each cabbage leaf and put it on your work station so that it curls up like a bowl. Place ¼ cup of the filling on the cabbage leaf near the stem end. Curl up the leaf from the stem end so that the filling is covered. Fold the left side of the cabbage leaf over and then continue to roll up the leaf. Tuck the right side of the cabbage leaf into the middle. Lay the cabbage roll seam-side down and continue making more cabbage rolls until you use up all the filling.

In a Dutch oven or large pot, היץ 1 Tbs. מאַסלינע ייל. Make a bed with about 2 אָדער 3 cups of shredded cabbage. Lay 4 of your cabbage rolls on top of the shredded cabbage. Top with a few ladles of sauce. Put the remaining cabbage rolls on top of the sauce and cover them with more sauce. Cook over medium-high heat until the sauce bubbles. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pot and cook for 90 minutes to 2 hours until the cabbage is tender. ווען זיי זענען געטאן, carefully remove the stuffed cabbage from the pot with tongs and set on a plate.

צו דינען, spoon some of the cooked cabbage into bowls. Top מיט 2 stuffed cabbage rolls and top with more sauce.

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די “V” וואָרט: זאָגן אים. עסן עס. לעבן אים.

וועגאַן האָלישקעס (פּראַקעס)
מעכאַבער: 
רעצעפּט טיפּ: אַנטריי
קוויזין: ייִדיש
סערוועס: 8 cabbage rolls
 
ינגרידיאַנץ
  • For the Stuffed Cabbage
  • 1 large head cabbage
  • פֿאַר די סאָס
  • 1-28 אַז. קענען קראַשט טאַמאַטאָוז
  • 1-14 אַז. קענען דייסט טאַמייטאָוז
  • 2 Tbs. עפּל עפּלזאַפט עסיק
  • 2 Tbs. ברוין צוקער
  • 2 Tbs. פּאָמידאָר פּאַפּ
  • 1 Tbs. פּאַפּריקאַ
  • 2 tsp. קנאָבל פּודער
  • 1 tsp. קאָשער זאַלץ
  • ½ צפּ. שוואַרץ פעפער
  • ¼ צפּ. אָלספּייס
  • For the Filling
  • 1 tsp. יי רעפּלאַסער + ¼ cup water
  • 1 package Beyond Meat Beyond Beef Beefy Crumbles
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup cabbage, פיינלי געהאַקט
  • ½ קליין ציבעלע, מינסט
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. dill seed
  • 1 tsp. קנאָבל פּודער
  • 1 tsp. ציבעלע פּודער
  • 1 tsp. פּאַפּריקאַ
  • ½ צפּ. קאָשער זאַלץ
  • ½ צפּ. שוואַרץ פעפער
ינסטראַקשאַנז
  1. Prepare the cabbage: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and carefully immerse the head of cabbage, core side down. Boil the cabbage for 5 מינוט. You want it to be tender but not too soft and falling apart. Carefully drain the cabbage into a colander and allow it to cool enough so you can handle it.
  2. Cut the core out with a paring knife. Carefully remove whole leaves being careful not to tear them. Pat each leaf dry and with your paring knife, shave the stems so they are not so thick and tough. Shred the rest of the cabbage to use in the filling and in the dish.
  3. צו מאַכן די סאָוס: In a medium saucepan, combine the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, עסיק, brown sugar and tomato paste. Cook on medium heat. Season the sauce with paprika, קנאָבל פּודער, זאַלץ, pepper and allspice. Cover and heat until the sauce comes to a low boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook for just 20 מינוט.
  4. צו מאַכן די פילונג: אין אַ באַפאַלן, combine the egg replacer and water. Mix and let stand 5 minutes until thickened. אין אַ גרויס שיסל, combine the beefy crumbles, רייַז, shredded cabbage, and onion. Mix in the egg replacer and tomato sauce. Add the seasoning and mix well. טעם פֿאַר געווירץ אַדזשאַסטמאַנץ. Set the filling aside.
  5. To make the stuffed cabbage: Take each cabbage leaf and put it on your work station so that it curls up like a bowl. Place ¼ cup of the filling on the cabbage leaf near the stem end. Curl up the leaf from the stem end so that the filling is covered. Fold the left side of the cabbage leaf over and then continue to roll up the leaf. Tuck the right side of the cabbage leaf into the middle. Lay the cabbage roll seam-side down and continue making more cabbage rolls until you use up all the filling.
  6. In a Dutch oven or large pot, היץ 1 Tbs. מאַסלינע ייל. Make a bed with about 2 אָדער 3 cups of shredded cabbage. Lay 4 of your cabbage rolls on top of the shredded cabbage. Top with a few ladles of sauce. Put the remaining cabbage rolls on top of the sauce and cover them with more sauce. Cook over medium-high heat until the sauce bubbles. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pot and cook for 90 minutes to 2 hours until the cabbage is tender. ווען זיי זענען געטאן, carefully remove the stuffed cabbage from the pot with tongs and set on a plate.
  7. צו דינען, spoon some of the cooked cabbage into bowls. Top מיט 2 stuffed cabbage rolls and top with more sauce.

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  1. יוני דעצעמבער 31, 2016 בייַ 7:17 בין #

    Just wondering if you cook the Beyond Beef or use it right out of the bag for making the fillng?

    • ריאַ יאַנואַר 16, 2017 בייַ 4:16 PM #

      I cook it, saute it up a little but you don’t have to.


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