Cold dreary days always call for something warm and comforting. This is one of my all time favourite dishes and was always what I asked for when my Mom asked me "what do you want for supper?" as a kid (and even now). I just wish my kids liked it. I still make it and they end up eating the meat mixture but they don't seem to have acquired a taste for cabbage. Which just means there is more for me.
1 pound ground beef (I've used ground moose, turkey, chicken and they have all turned out good)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can tomato soup (I use my own tomato sauce, 1 cup sauce plus 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp corn starch - whisk until thickened)
1 cup water
1/2 cup minute rice (or 3/4 cup cold cooked, or Minute brown rice works as well)
3 cups chopped cabbage
Brown ground meat and onion. Drain off fat. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, soup (or sauce) and water. Mix well. Stir in rice and simmer 5 minutes. Place chopped cabbage in bottom of a greased casserole dish and add meat mixture to top. Cover and bake for approximately 90 minutes at 325 degrees.
I stole the photo (well, it isn't really stealing if I tag it is it?) from Sheena at Hot Eats and Cool Reads. Her recipe is here: Cabbage Roll Casserole which is slightly different but look really good!