Friday, July 20, 2007

Casserole of the week - Beefy Cabbage Casserole

Thanks to Brother and Sister Porter for this week's casserole. I do not recommend giving this to anyone under the age of 12. When he was younger, we used to try and get Nathan to eat it but every time he would regurgitate so much it seemed breakfast and lunch were in there too. Also, he'd get hives. But I don't remember if that was from this casserole or from bees. He's allergic to bees. But anyone over 12 will love the casserole. It's delicious!

Beefy Cabbage Casserole

This ground beef casserole is a flavorful family dinner casserole with cabbage, lean ground beef, and cheese, along with a crumb topping.
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 head cabbage -- cut up
  • 1 onion -- chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash of pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese -- shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons port wine or apple juice
  • 1 cup herb seasoned stuffing crumbs, tossed with 2 tablespoons melted butter
Brown beef in the oil and butter, pour off excess fat. Add cabbage, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and cook slowly until the cabbage is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add cheese, sour cream and wine. Mix well and heat through. Transfer mixture to a warmed and greased casserole dish. Top with buttered stuffing crumbs. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes, until topping is browned.
Serves 4 to 6.


Brother Burton said...

Dear Bishop,

As you know, I hate to complain, but I feel that it is my duty to point something out about this casserole. I've done a little research and I've discovered that Sister Porter has stolen this recipe from my grandmother. In the 1968 version of "The Hibbards Hippest Hunger Hints", my grandmother, Verlene Hibbard published this identical recipe under the name "Beef Cabbage Sacrament Casserole". Her footnote says that she came up with the name due to the use of wine as a flavoring additive.

Please tell Sister Porter that she should be a little more cautious about "inventing" other people's recipes.

Thank you for your time,

Brother Burton

Bishop Higgins said...

Brother Burton,
There you go again trying to grab attention for either you or your grandmother. Let's just share the recipe, how about that idea. With all that God has given us, does he have to hog all the attention? When you go for a picnic with your family at Bridal Veil Falls, do you see a plaque at the trail-head that says, "Made by God--Honor me"., you don't.