Deerlupki (Unstuffed Cabbage)

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Bearcarver

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Deerlupki (Unstuffed Cabbage)

Brand New for my Step by Step Index:

After posting my “Unstuffed Peppers” I got a couple suggestions to make Stuffed Cabbage in that same “Unstuffed” way.
I had thought about that a few times, in the past, but never got around to it.
However this time I got some recipes from a couple guys, “BandCollector” and “Braz”, plus Mrs Bear said she had a recipe for it in her files, but never told me.
So I took all 3 recipes, compared what they had in them, and found out they were all very close to the same ingredients & amounts of ingredients.
Then I narrowed things down to what All of the recipes agreed upon, and made only slight adjustments to the amounts of said ingredients.
Finally since we both agreed, I eliminated the Onions & the Garlic cloves, but I talked Mrs Bear into allowing a tsp of Garlic Powder.

So below is what I came up with:

Ingredients:

2 Pounds of Ground Beef (I used My Deerburger, which is 50% Venison, 25% Ground Beef, and 25% Ground Pork).
1 Small head of Cabbage (Cut-up).
1/2 Cup of White Rice.
2 (14.5 oz) cans of Diced Tomatoes.
8 ounces of Marinara Sauce.
1/2 Cup of Water.
1/4 Cup of Parsley.
1 tsp of Black Pepper.
2 tsp of Salt (I only used 1 tsp)
1 tsp of Garlic Powder.
1 tsp of Paprika.

Directions:
Heat Dutch Oven or Large Skillet over Med-High Heat.
Cook Ground Meat until Browned & Crumbly (5 to 7 minutes).
Add everything else on ingredients list , stirring & mixing as you go (Cut-up Cabbage last).
Bring to Boil, Reduce heat & simmer until cabbage is tender (30 minutes or longer).

Results:
This stuff turned out real easy to make, and tasted just as good as the Halupkis I’ve been eating for over 50 years.
We’ll be making this in the future, on a regular basis, just like we do with our “Unstuffed Peppers”.
It worked out Great using my Deerburger, because it’s already mixed with 25% Pork & 25% Beef, so I would suggest if one was to use Beef instead of Deer, I would add at least 25% Ground Pork to the Beef.


Hope you all like it,

Bear

All Ingredients:
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Browning the Deerburger:
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Cutting up the Cabbage:
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Mixing all ingredients with the Meat:
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Finished "Deerlupki" Unstuffed Cabbage:
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Bear's First Helping:
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Looks good Bear, my wife has been making unstuffed cabbage for years and it is one of our favorites. Pretty easy to put together and tasty with a lot of blended flavors. Always enjoy your recipes!
 
Have to give that one a try, Looks great I like it

Gary
 
Looks good Bear, my wife has been making unstuffed cabbage for years and it is one of our favorites. Pretty easy to put together and tasty with a lot of blended flavors. Always enjoy your recipes!

Thank You!!

Bear
 
That look really appetizing bear, unfortunately I'd have to pass as cooked cabbage doesn't agree with my stomach.

Point for sure.

Chris
 
That look really appetizing bear, unfortunately I'd have to pass as cooked cabbage doesn't agree with my stomach.

Point for sure.

Chris


Thank You Chris!!
I got the same trouble with Garlic---I can handle Garlic Powder, and use it all the time, but my stomach can't handle fresh garlic.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
This is a great idea! We are always looking for things to do with our deer burger (that’s all the ground meat we eat), and this will fit the bill for sure!

Like!!
 
This is a great idea! We are always looking for things to do with our deer burger (that’s all the ground meat we eat), and this will fit the bill for sure!

Like!!


Exactly!!
My Deerburger fits this stuff just right !!!
I can't remember when we bought straight Ground Beef last!!
Here's my other Favorite for Deerburger usage:
Mrs Bear's Unstuffed Peppers

And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
I’ve been looking at this thread all week while I was traveling. I’m going to make it tonight... And drink a few beers. Mrs BD and I eat low carb so I’ll make one substitute for the rice. But I am in. B
 
I’ve been looking at this thread all week while I was traveling. I’m going to make it tonight... And drink a few beers. Mrs BD and I eat low carb so I’ll make one substitute for the rice. But I am in. B


That's Great, Brian!!
You'll love it !!
The Rice isn't needed---It's only 4 ounces, and as far as I'm concerned, all it does is loosen the ground meat.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
That's Great, Brian!!
You'll love it !!
The Rice isn't needed---It's only 4 ounces, and as far as I'm concerned, all it does is loosen the ground meat.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
We use grated cauliflower as a rice substitute. It takes a bit of doctoring but not bad.
 
That's Great, Brian!!
You'll love it !!
The Rice isn't needed---It's only 4 ounces, and as far as I'm concerned, all it does is loosen the ground meat.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
Turned out great ! I made way too much. I hope it freezes okay without the cabbage turning to mush.
This recipe has officially been stolen. Just so ya know. ;) B
 
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