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Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage

with Capers, Garlic and Caraway
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Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage - As delicious as classic cabbage rolls, but much lighter and more refined

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Health Score:
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25 min.
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Nutritional values

Niacin and zinc in veal strengthen the immune system and nerves. The mustard oils contained in cabbage and capers also strengthen the immune system; cabbage is also unrivalled in its vitamin C content.

Especially light: For a change, take savoy cabbage, pointed or Chinese cabbage. This also saves time, because the more tender leaves do not need to be cooked for so long. If you can't get veal mince, you can also use tartar, which differs only slightly in fat and calorie content and is made from low-fat beef muscle meat.
Natural rice or mashed potatoes go well
with the
cabbage rolls.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie452 kcal(22 %)
Protein57 g(58 %)
Fat21 g(18 %)
Carbohydrates6 g(4 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5 g(17 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.9 μg(5 %)
Vitamin E3.7 mg(31 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.6 mg(55 %)
Niacin20.1 mg(168 %)
Vitamin B₆0.6 mg(43 %)
Folate106 μg(35 %)
Pantothenic acid2.6 mg(43 %)
Biotin9.8 μg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2.3 μg(77 %)
Vitamin C33 mg(35 %)
Potassium628 mg(16 %)
Calcium120 mg(12 %)
Magnesium65 mg(22 %)
Iron6.2 mg(41 %)
Iodine11 μg(6 %)
Zinc7.7 mg(96 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.1 g
Uric acid387 mg
Cholesterol247 mg
Development of this recipe:


36 ounces Green cabbage
2 onions
1 garlic
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 ½ pounds Ground Veal
1 ounce Caper
2 eggs
1 teaspoon Caraway
1 tablespoon ground paprika
1 ¾ cups Veal stock
½ cup Soy creamer
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Kitchen utensils

2 Pots, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Carving fork, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Kitchen twine, 1 Lid, 2 Kitchen towels

Preparation steps

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 1

Rinse cabbage, dry and remove outer leaves and core. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 2

Remove 16 leaves from cabbage and blanch in boiling water until tender, 3-4 minutes.

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 3

Remove cabbage, let drain and hold under cold running water until completely cool. Place on a paper towel, cover with a second paper towel and pat dry thoroughly. Cut out the tough middle ribs.

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 4

Peel the onions and garlic and finely chop. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent, stirring frequently.

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 5

Transfer onion mixture to a bowl and let cool slightly. Add ground veal, capers and eggs and season with salt and pepper. Mix to combine.

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 6

For each roll, stack 2 cabbage leaves and place meat mixture in center, dividing evenly. Roll up firmly to enclose and tie with kitchen twine.

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 7

Heat remaining oil in pot and cook the stuffed cabbage rolls until browned on all sides.

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 8

Add caraway and paprika to pot along with veal stock and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over medium heat until filling is cooked through, turning once, 35-40 minutes.

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 9

Stir soy creamer into the sauce and cook uncovered until thickened, about 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Place cabbage rolls on plates and serve with the sauce. Serve with brown rice or potatoes, if desired.