Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Meijer recipe of the week- slow cooker cabbage rolls

Bargain Meal of the Week

I am sticking with my Irish theme this week. Meijers has heads of cabbage this week for .19!! (I also use cabbage in my beef vegetable soup- it really thickens it up and tastes great! ) This week I will be making slow cooker cabbage rolls. I hope your lads and lassies love them!

Check out Stretching a Buck deals here to see more deals at Giant Eagle. I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand. W/c means with coupon.

Country Cork Cabbage Rolls

6 cups of water

12 large cabbage leaves (On sale .19) .7

1 lb ground beef (Angus beef on sale 2.49 a lb) $2.49

1/2 cup cooked rice (Zatarain's on sale 10 for $10) $.50

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (On sale Contadina 10 for $10) .75

Bring water to a boil in large saucepan. Turn off heat. Soak cabbage leaves in water for 5 minutes. Remove, drain and cool.

Combine beef, rice, salt, oregano, nutmeg, and pepper in large bowl. Mix well. Place 2 Tbs of mixture in each cabbage leaf. Roll firmly. Place cabbage rolls in slow cooker, seam side down. Pour tomato sauce over cabbage rolls. Cover, and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.

Total cost of meal: $3.81

Add Frozen veggies (On sale Meijer brand 10 for $10) $4.81

Add veggies and garlic bread (On sale Cole's 10 for $10) $5.81

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