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Cabbage and Meat Rissoles (Lazy Cabbage Roll Patties)

January 30th, 2016 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Cabbage and Meat Rissoles (Lazy Cabbage Roll Patties)

EnjoyYourCooking already has recipe for Lazy Cabbage Rolls casserole, this recipe variation uses almost the same ingredients, but in form of cabbage and meat patties baked under tomato and sour cream sauce.

Again, they are much easier and faster to prepare comparing to traditional cabbage rolls (this is why they are called “lazy”), but taste is very similar.

These patties constitute complete meal, but some vegetables or salads can be served along as a side dish.

Turkey Meatloaf

April 13th, 2013 in Main Dishes, Turkey by Julia Volhina
Turkey Meatloaf

This is another experiment with turkey meat, which I am not very familiar with. And I must say I like how it turned out.

I used ground turkey breast meat, but thighs would do good as well, or a combination of these.

This recipe is good choice for lunch or dinner, leftovers can be stored in fridge and warmed up before serving.

Russian Meat Dumplings (Pelmeni)

June 30th, 2012 in Beef, Main Dishes, Pork by Julia Volhina
Russian Meat Dumplings (Pelmeni)

Pelmeni (russian meat dumplings) is one of the dishes which take a lot of time to make.

However once done, you can freeze them up for future use, which is perfect for times when you are short on time and need to get something fast to eat.

And just a hint, it goes faster if you are not assembling them alone.

You can use already ground meat, or grind meat yourself and if you choose to do so – grind onions together with meat.

Chicken Stuffed Leeks

May 26th, 2012 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Chicken Stuffed Leeks

When I saw recipe for stuffed leeks first time I decided for myself that I get to try cook something like this for sure: it looks unusual, have a lot of vegetables and doesn’t look hard to cook.

I decided to stuff them with chicken mince and rice and accompany it with tomato and bell pepper mix.

I did 2 layers pipes, but if you want to use less leeks you can separate leeks into 1 layer.

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

November 26th, 2011 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

My mom usually cooked big zucchini like this: stiffing it with ground beef and rice mince.

However I wasn’t able to find an “adult” zucchini in any shop here in US to cook it. It seems that they don’t survive long enough to grow big here (maybe green piece should look into that, I don’t know).

Anyway, I believe spaghetti squash is a good substitute for this recipe: it serves the purpose by being squash and providing a cavity to cook stuffing, and it also brings nice unique texture to the dish with its “spaghettiness”.

The taste here is similar to cabbage rolls (as if they were made of squash 🙂 ), however the amount of work you need to put into this one is considerably smaller.

Fried Lamb Dumplings (Chebureki)

May 21st, 2011 in Lamb, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Fried Lamb Dumplings (Chebureki)

This is another recipe from my USSR-ian childhood. It takes a bit of time and inspiration to cook these from scratch, but it totally worth it.

Even though it is time consuming, with a bit of organization it can be a fun activity to do for whole family together.

I never been a big fan of lamb meat, but these dumplings taste the best made of it. However you can always substitute equal amount of beef and pork mix for lamb meat.

Lazy Cabbage Rolls

March 19th, 2011 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Lazy Cabbage Rolls

Lazy cabbage rolls, or “lenyvi golubtsi” how this dish is called in ukrainian, is an easier version of ukrainian cabbage rolls.

Since it doesn’t require assembling of rolls it is much easier to prepare, and taste is very similar to cabbage rolls.

Lazy cabbage rolls taste great when seasoned with a bit of chopped garlic and a bit of mayo.