Love stuffed cabbage but don’t like the work (or the cabbage)? Take the best part of the dish, that savory meat filling, and make meatballs!
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Polish
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter divided
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 3/4 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 egg
- 28 oz tomato sauce I used Hunt’s
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
Melt one tablespoon butter in a skillet, add the onion and sauté till tender and translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
In a large bowl, combine the beef, cooked onions (do not rinse the skillet, as you can use the same one for cooking the meatballs), cooked rice, salt, pepper, and egg, and gently mix together without over working the meat. Using a scant 1/4 cup for each, shape the meat mixture into balls.