Tasty 'stuffed' cabbage meals are not only possible without the beef... they're possibly tastier and more healthy too. Below are two ways to master the traditional stuffed cabbage meal in a way that is fully plant-based and awesome. You'll feel like an old-world or traditional cook but these meals are not much more difficult than putting together some stir-fry.
The flavor to your cabbage and cabbage 'stuffing' can be more or less intense depending on how long you simmer your ingredients or rolls. Rest assured however that your meal will be easy and super-tasty either way.
The very easy recipes below are adapted from a non-vegan recipe that can be found here: https://www.homecookingadventure.com/recipes/walnut-cabbage-rolls - To veganize the recipe, simply follow the instructions below. Check out the 30-minute meal version or the longer version by scrolling down below. It is up to you which method you use. Both are extremely tasty, satisfying and filling.
The QUICK 30-MINUTE-MEAL version of "Stuffed Cabbage"
This version is great for easy weeknight dinners as well as for weeknight meal-prep!
Ingredients: 1 or 2 whole cabbages, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1-2 onions, 1 carrot, 1 medium red pepper, 1 cup ground walnuts, 1 cup rice or less (optional), 1/4 tsp paprika, salt, pepper, fresh dill or dill weed dried, 1-2 tomatoes
Traditional Cabbage Rolls (involves delicate wrapping and extra simmer time)
This recipe is great for a special meal or when you want to be fancy if you have a date night or people coming over. For this method you will actually use your lettuce leaves for making proper rolls and simmer them longer to get a little bit of a deeper flavor. See the instructions below.
Ingredients: Ingredients: 1 or 2 whole cabbages, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1-2 onions, 1 carrot, 1 medium red pepper, 1 cup ground walnuts, 1 cup rice or less (optional), 1/4 tsp paprika, salt, pepper, fresh dill or dill weed dried, 1-2 tomatoes