Cabbage Rolls Recipe (Tender Cabbage Stuffed with Juicy Ground Meat Filling) | Cooking with Dog

Cabbage Rolls Recipe (Tender Cabbage Stuffed with Juicy Ground Meat Filling) | Cooking with Dog

Hi, I’m Francis, the host of this show “Cooking with Dog.” Konnichiwa. In the cold season, let’s make hot Cabbage Rolls to help us keep warm and relax. First, let’s cook the cabbage. Insert the blade of the knife along the core, and remove it from the cabbage. Removing the core at this stage makes it easy to separate each leaf later. Place the cabbage in a bowl and cover it with 2 sheets of plastic wrap crosswise. Microwave the cabbage at 600 watts for 10 minutes. Then, flip it over and cook for 5 to 6 more minutes. Leave the cabbage in the microwave for about 5 minutes and remove. Now, the bottom of the cabbage should be soft as shown. Carefully detach each leaf to avoid breaking it. If some soil remains on the surface, lightly rinse it away. Remove the moisture with a clean kitchen towel. Then, trim off the firm stalk. Place the cabbage leaves onto a tray. If the cabbage is still firm, microwave it for 3 more minutes at a time. Repeat the process until you have 17 leaves. The cabbage we used is 1.6kg (3.5 lb), but even if your cabbage is 1.2kg (2.6 lb), you should be able to get at least 17 leaves. You can use the remaining cabbage in gyoza filling or vegetable soup. Let’s make the meat filling. Add the milk to the panko, Japanese breadcrumbs. Stir to combine. Then, let it sit for about 1 minute. Next, place the ground beef and pork in a bowl and add the salt and pepper. With your hand, squish the meat to mix. Add the panko moistened with milk and egg. Squeeze the mixture to combine all the ingredients. Then, loosely spread your fingers forming a rake shape to thoroughly mix the meat until it turns gooey. This will help to combine the ingredients. Add the chopped onion. Roughly mix and blend the onion with the meat. Finally, divide the meat mixture into 8 portions. Let’s wrap the meat filling. Pound the firm bottom part of the cabbage leaves to soften. This will make it easy to wrap the filling, but be careful not to break the leaves. You will be using 2 leaves, both a small size and a large size, to make each cabbage roll. Place the smaller leaf on top of the large cabbage leaf, and spoon one-eighth of the meat mixture onto it. Wrap the meat with the small leaf. The leaves may have some slits, but using 2 sheets of cabbage will help to wrap the meat tightly and evenly. Next, cover it with the bottom part of the large cabbage leaf. Fold both sides of the large leaf. Then, tightly roll the inner cabbage roll to avoid loosening. Even if the outer leaf breaks while cooking, the meat is still kept in the cabbage. Additionally, you can enjoy lots of cabbage, so we recommend wrapping it with 2 leaves. Fasten the edge of the leaf with a bamboo stick. With the closed side facing down, arrange all the cabbage rolls in a slow cooker. You can also tie the cabbage roll using a piece of long pasta. Avoid leaving gaps between the cabbage rolls. If there are spaces, the leaves will easily come loose while cooking so choose the size of the slow cooker or pot wisely. Add the tomato sauce. Add hot water until the cabbage rolls are submerged. Add the bacon strips, chopped bouillon cube and bay leaf. Cover the ingredients with the last cabbage leaf, but you can skip this if there aren’t any left. Place a drop-lid on top and cover the slow cooker with a lid. Cook on high heat for 3 hours until the cabbage leaves become tender. Now, the cabbage has softened completely. Remove the covering cabbage leaf and bay leaf. After testing the sauce, adjust the taste with salt and pepper. Using tongs, place 2 cabbage rolls onto a plate. Don’t forget to remove the bamboo sticks. Ladle the sauce over the cabbage rolls. Finally, sprinkle on grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley leaves. You can also add finely chopped carrot and mushrooms to the meat filling, making a slightly different version quickly. The cabbage simmered on low heat is so tender and sweet! If you don’t have a slow cooker, cook it in a heavy pot on low heat for at least 40 minutes to 1 hour. Good luck in the kitchen!


  • Chomp Chomp Food

    January 29, 2018

    I always have left over cabbage and never know what to do with it. This looks delicious!

  • Alexandra Chirilof

    February 1, 2018

    this is romanian specific plate🥂sarmale

  • Ngọc Ánh Đặng

    February 3, 2018

    Theo dõi kênh này bao nhiêu lâu mới thấy có sub :))))
    Cảm ơn bạn làm vietsub nhé

  • MarcXang

    February 5, 2018

    Aaww that Picture 🐶❤👩

  • Juan Bear

    February 16, 2018

    This makes me remember when i made my first cabbage rolls with my cochome, it was delicious. i miss my cochome…

  • Kaitlin Mandigo

    February 24, 2018

    This is almost identical to the recipe my mother use to make for our family all the time. We called it Pig in a Blanket though. I drooled for most of the video….

  • البريق اللامع

    March 2, 2018

    Translate yout videos to Arabic.

  • Santamonica Pieratnoon

    March 4, 2018

    Miss you Francis!

  • Shathira Saeed

    April 14, 2018

    who mixes pork n beef?

  • Bean

    April 24, 2018

    I tried this recipe this year and it was lovely! My rolls turned out rather small, but my roommates liked them being bite-sized

  • T x

    May 11, 2018

    6:15 made me so happy 😄

  • Ryse Maxwell

    May 26, 2018

    Hi Chef, I'd like to know if you already have any Teishoku recipe vid? If not I'd like to request that you consider making one for Teishoku pleeeease…I'm a long time subscriber of your channel. Many thanks! 🙂 ✌🍲

  • Nancy Fan

    May 30, 2018

    Looks 🤤

  • Rafael Bruno

    June 1, 2018

    Plastic in the microwave? Isn't that cancerous?

  • Karima Elbernoussi

    June 12, 2018

    But where is francis

  • saputra Adi

    June 18, 2018

    Missing Francis.. 😢😢😢

  • jmusic yui

    June 25, 2018

    絶対美味しい!! 100万回再生いくべき!

  • Requiem

    July 13, 2018

    That looks so delicious! I need to try this

  • Baya N

    July 14, 2018

    Да это ж Голубцы!

  • John McGrady

    August 16, 2018

    Love cabbage rolls. This recipe looks so good with the bacon pieces added in the slow cooker. Thank you Chef & Francis! Good luck in the kitchen!

  • Jadel Kaye Gines

    August 23, 2018

    cooking mama anyone?

  • narutoscuz

    September 8, 2018

    Very simple. Thank you. Still practicing, but thank you very much. I enjoyed it very much

  • oldcowbb

    October 17, 2018

    japan style western dish are the best

  • Charlotte Riddle

    December 25, 2018

    I DO like Button:) !!

  • Oana Puha

    December 28, 2018


  • CaT V

    January 14, 2019

    It looks like a green brain

  • mariofan 12305

    February 14, 2019

    It's been a looooooong time since I've seen your videos. All are good except for the old ones, not because they are bad, the quality is sooooooooooooooo old, that's what I get for seeing old Vids, speaking of which I haven't seen you react to your old videos at all. So can you do that for the people who love you? That would be great.

  • ria

    February 27, 2019

    I love this channel 😭💕

  • Claire Scott

    March 3, 2019

    This looks so tasty but why the hell am I watching this? I have stomach flu 😷

  • Karl Voskuhl

    April 23, 2019

    Still missing Francis but love Chef's videos. So happy you're still going on.

  • Krystal Ho

    May 30, 2019

    I didn't know there was such an interesting way to cook with cabbage! Thank you <3

  • Evelina Jasinskienė

    June 7, 2019

    Fun fact. In Lithuania we call this dish "Pigeons" 😀 idk why…

  • 山下ゆうか

    September 2, 2019


  • Natsu714

    October 19, 2019

    How would you do this recipe without a microwave?
    I don't have a microwave, but I have a toaster oven!


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