Deconstructed Sweet and Spicy Cabbage Rolls Recipe

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It occurred to me one day while rolling up cabbage rolls, that deconstructing them would be easier and faster. I could also eat it as a low calorie soup when cabbage stews were all the diet rage.

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Servings: 6 Bowls


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  • 1 Head of Cabbage - shredded.
  • 1 Onion shredded thinly (any onion can be used. Red ones give the
  • stew a reddish tint.)
  • 6 oz can Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tlb. Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Minced Garlic or 1 tsp Powdered Garlic
  • 4 tsp. Minced Ginger or 2 tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 1 Clove (Only One)
  • 4 oz Raisins
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (being careful not to over salt as will have
  • to add more sugar to balance)
  • 1 Lb. Meatballs (Beef or Turkey -- premade or homemade)
  • Rice


  1. Shred Cabbage thinly and halve Onion then slice thinly.
  2. Cook in large pot with enough water to cover vegetables.
  3. Do not overly dilute Tomato Paste.
  4. Cabbage and Onions will cook down, adding liquid.
  5. Add Sugar, Garlic, Ginger, Clove, and Raisins.
  6. Add Meatballs.
  7. Cook until Cabbage and Onions are soft and Meatballs are done.
  8. Serve over Rice or eat alone as a soup.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 144g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 284  
Calories from Fat 114 40%
Total Fat 12.68g 16%
Saturated Fat 4.83g 19%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 528mg 22%
Potassium 696mg 20%
Total Carbs 22.53g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
Sugars 15.46g 10%
Protein 21.43g 34%
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