So I got a wonderfully large head of cabbage from my local CSA delivery service this week and I wanted to try my hand at making cabbage rolls. As often happens though, when the time comes to actually make the recipe, it seems like too much work. Blanch the rolls to soften them, fill them up, roll them, cooking time is too long, etc.
Instant Pot to the rescue. I took all the ingredients I wanted to use for my cabbage rolls and tossed it all in the Instant Pot. In six minutes we had a lovely deconstructed cabbage roll soup. It was a pretty big hit. Even my picky kids ate it. I love how much time and effort it did NOT take.
Instant Pot Deconstructed Cabbage Rolls
2 lbs ground beef or ground beef/ground turkey mix
1 Packet or equivalent homemade taco seasoning
1 Medium yellow onion
4 Cloves garlic
8 Ounce can tomato sauce
14 Ounce can diced tomatoes
1 Cup beef broth
1 Head of green cabbage (sliced in ribbons)
Salt and pepper to taste
Brown the ground meat in the taco seasoning. When done, add the onions and garlic and stir around until they are tender and almost translucent. Transfer to the Instant Pot and add the tomato sauce, dice tomatoes, beef broth, salt and pepper, and the cabbage. Cook on manual for six minutes. Enjoy!