Stuffed Cabbage, Krautwickel, mashed potatoes

Krautwickel or Stuffed Cabbage

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A Krautwickel or Cabbage Roll is a traditional German home cooked meal. You can add rice, but I like mine with potatoes. It’s a true German comfort meal


The other weekend I took advantage of the “man-is-not-at-home hour” and made my mothers cabbage wraps – and really celebrated it! Winter vegetables arouse little enthusiasm in men. And that’s expressed nicely. So on that Saturday I treated myself to this classic. Leaf by leaf filled with spiced minced meat and tied into small packs. Yes, admittedly, at the end I still had a lot of cabbage wraps left over. But the good thing about it, they can be frozen. Perfect for lazy weekends when I feel like eating hearty home cooked meal.

Instant Pot recipe: Sear the filled cabbage rolls in the Instant pot. Remove, add 2 cups beef broth or water and a beef cube, 2 tbsp tomato puree and onions. Place the cabbage rolls on a trivet. Close the top and turn on high pressure for 13 minutes with 5 minutes slow release. Open lid, season, and thicken the gravy with the sear function, press cancel and add some cream and white wine, salt and pepper.

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