I found this recipe by flipping through a magazine at a doctor's office one day. I thought it sounded good, tried it....glad I did. It is great! Almost like stuffed cabbage-but not.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can (28 ounce) stewed tomatoes
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 & 1/2 tsp parsley
1 & 1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
1 small head of cabbage-shredded (about 8 cups)
1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add beef and cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain fat, then stir in onion and cook, about 4 minutes, then add garlic and cool 1 minute (don't let garlic burn-will get bitter).
2. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Break up the tomatoes with a potato masher, then stir in 1 & 1/4 cups water, parsley, sugar, salt, and pepper. Simmer all for about 5 minutes.
3. Add half of the cabbage and cook covered for 5 minutes. Then add the remaining cabbage and simmer, covered for 90 minutes, stirring occassionally. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.