Meat-Stuffed Cabbage Cakes

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 15m
Ready In

"These are easier to shape by making them in a coffee cup or a small bowl. Different take on the "Cabbage Roll"."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (542.7 g)
  • Calories 716.9
  • Total Fat - 39.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 279.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1134.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.7 g
  • Sugars - 13.2 g
  • Protein - 44.8 g
  • Calcium - 254.7 mg
  • Iron - 7.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 110.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

In a bowl, combine the veal, sausage, bread crumbs, shallots, garlic, eggs, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and the nutmeg.

Step 2

In a saucepan of boiling water, submerge the cabbage, cored side up. simmer until the leaves are softened, about 1 minute. Using tongs, transfer the 16 largest intact leaves to paper towels and pat dry. cut ou the ribs, reserve the other leaves for another use.

Step 3

Line a coffee cup or small bowl with a 8x10 inch piece of plastic wrap. Overlap 2 cabbage leaves in the bowl. Spoon 1/2 cup of the stuffing in the center of the leaves and fold the leaves over to enclose the stuffing. Cover with the overhanging plastic wrap and twist to form a compact, round cake. Unwrap the cake. Repeat with the remaining cabbage leaves and stuffing.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In an enameled cast-iron casserole or Dutch oven, melt the butter. Add the onion and carrot and cook over mediu low heat until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the stock and season with salt and pepper. Add the cabbage cakes, seam sides down.

Step 5

Cover and bake for about 35 minutes, until the filling is cooked through. Transfer the cakes to shallow bowls and ladle in the broth. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of parsley and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delightful! It took a little longer to cook than 35 minutes. The broth with the touch of wine is...superb. Those tiny little details that make the difference. Thanks for sharing.❤

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(16 Jun 2017)