The further into this four month gluten-free trial I get, the more challenging I find it is to come up with a variety of tasty meals that I can eat. I have a few good basics down but I have been trying to branch out more and attempt new recipes. One of my 13 goals for 2013 was to try 10 new recipes and so thanks to Pinterest, I have been bookmarking recipes that look good and worth my time to make.
Over a month ago now I purchased a cabbage from our local farmer's market with the intention of making Lazy Cabbage Rolls. Each week I put it on our menu plan but each week it got pushed back to the next one. Last week I decided it was finally time to chop up that cabbage before it went bad and I had to throw it out.
Since the recipe called for a 16 ounce bag of coleslaw mix, I only chopped up half the cabbage. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the other half of it though, any suggestions are welcome.
I gathered most of the necessary ingredients, including two jars of homemade tomato sauce, so that they would all be handy when I had to add them to the pan. Although I do confess, one of the jars of sauce was actually from our batch of failed salsa. I am determined not to waste any of it so I have been trying to mix it into random recipes here and there. It has a very distinct flavour to it though so I may need to start diluting it a little more. It's just sweeter than normal sauce.
I fried up the ground beef with the onions and garlic and then added in the cabbage, rice, tomato sauces and spices.
I'm not going to post any finished pictures of the recipe because all the ones I took do not look appetizing. At all. I wasn't overly pleased with how it turned out, it just had an odd flavour to it. I do realize that it could be my fault for putting in my sweet burnt salsa though so I'm not going to completely write off the recipe. And to be fair, I enjoyed my leftovers the next day a lot more than that first meal.