Finnish Lihakaalilaatikko - Meat and Cabbage Casserole

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large pot, simmer the cabbage in boiling water to cover until tender-crisp, about 5 to 7 minutes; drain.
  • Remove from heat and add the onion, butter, syrup, salt, white pepper, marjoram, allspice, and nutmeg and stir well to combine.
  • In another bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, and eggs.
  • Butter a 2-quart casserole dish.
  • Place a layer of the cabbage mixture into the dish, then a layer or meat mixture; repeat until mixtures are used up, ending with the cabbage.
  • Sprinkle with the Parmesan then bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes before serving, then serve alongside lingonberries, cranberry sauce, or currant jelly.
  • Note: this is also good with 3/4 lb ground beef and 1/4 lb ground pork; you can also mix in about 1/2 cup of tomato-based pasta sauce into the cabbage mixture, if you're wanting tomato.
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