stuffed cabbage (also called galuptzi)

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this is a recipe for russian or jewish style stuffed cabbage
I got this recipe a while ago from a friend of mine. I modified a little and tried it tonight.. excellent but does require a little time

1 Lb ground beef
1/4 cup uncooked rice
1 egg
1 onion grated
2 carrots grated
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups tomato sauce
15 or so cabbage leaves

mix the ground beef,rice,egg,grated onion and carrots
set aside
blanch the cabbage leaves in boiling water 3 minutes
drain the cabbage
put a ball of meat in the center of a cabbage leave and roll up,pushing the sides in.
place seam side down in an oven safe large saute pan
repeat with the remain leaves,packing the cabbage rolls tightly in the pan
In a bowl mix the tomato sauce,brown sugar and lemon juice
pour over the cabbage
add enough water to the pan to mostly cover the cabbage
bring to a boil and cover tightly.
cook over medium heat for 30 minutes
turn heat down to a low simmer and continue cooking 20 minutes more
remove lid and place in preheated 350 oven for 20 minutes or until the top starts to brown. If needed add a little hot water to the pan

serves 4

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