Bakin’ With Bacon and the King

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Alright Loyal Bacon Subjects!  Who’s UP for a recipe??

 

OK – this one takes a little work when it comes to prep with all the ingredients but MAKING it – actually putting it together – really is not a big deal.    My Mom loves cabbage but making cabbage rolls is more of a chore than layering – leave it to her to take the easy way but know what?   It IS easy that way so here’s the EASY recipe for CABBAGE ROLL CASSEROLE!

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (or more if you like!!!!!)
  • 1 medium head cabbage (2 pounds), shredded
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in 1 can tomato sauce and next 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in rice and bacon; remove from heat.
  • Layer a third of the cabbage in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture. Repeat layers; top with remaining cabbage. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.
  • Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with coarsely ground pepper.

THIS MAKES GREAT – and I mean GREAT LEFTOVERS!!

 

Yep – YUMMY IN THE TUMMY!

Happy Saturday Bacon Lovers and other Lovers…………………..(tee hee)

Try It – The King So Decrees!!