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Dawgluver

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I like this. As requested:

Brown about a half pound ground beef. I add some sliced onions. Drain. Add a can of undrained sauerkraut and a cup of either cooked rice or a half cup of uncooked Minute rice. I usually use regular Frank's sauerkraut, but all I had this time was Bavarian, it was fine. Dump in a can of Campbell's Tomato soup, either regular or Heathy Request. Add s&p to taste. Cook until rice is done.
 
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Dawgluver

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Had never heard of golabki, so my friend the Google explained it. Sounds delicious!

DC provides a wonderful education!
 

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Dawg, this sounds good.

My only question is do you think I could sub in crushed tomatoes for the tomato soup? I am supposed to cut out all processed foods.

I will use my MIL's homemade sauerkraut as I have it, it is "natural" and it is delicious.
 

Dawgluver

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LP, I don't see why not.

I think I might puree the tomatoes with a boat motor before adding them. The kraut and ground beef give it a nice texture. Wild rice might also be good in it.
 
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The tomatoes are actually already "pureed with a boat motor"! :LOL:

My SIL, niece and nephew-in-law can over 100 pounds of tomatoes every year into various products and one is "crushed tomatoes". they cook them, puree and then put them through a sieve to remove the seeds. The only additives are a bit of salt and pepper.

I am going to try this recipe as soon as I am up to cooking again. :)
 

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Whoa, 100 pounds of tomatoes! I'm lucky if I get 5 pounds!
 

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They live in a very rural area and while they grow a lot of their own, there are farms that actually have "pick your own" tomatoes along with berries, corn and potatoes. My niece is a paramedic and her hubby is a butcher and heads up the search and rescue. They both volunteer with S&R and living in a very mountainous area get a lot of call-outs. So, many of the farms let them pick for free as a thank you from the community.

My Sister in law lives fairly close and visits for a month or so just helping them can. We all benefit come Christmas and birthdays! It is great!
 

Dawgluver

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Oh, what a great deal! Relatives with benefits!

I'll have to post a recipe that I got from the Recipes of North Dakota website for tomato soup. It was outrageously good, and disgustingly simple.
 

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This sounds like my stuffed cabbage without the cabbage. I use beef and pork, rice, kraut and tomato juice (has to be Sacramento brand). This sounds like a quick easy variation. Thanks
 

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This sounds like my stuffed cabbage without the cabbage. I use beef and pork, rice, kraut and tomato juice (has to be Sacramento brand). This sounds like a quick easy variation. Thanks


Thanks, MsM! Yes, sort of a deconstructed cabbage roll. You might need to add a half can of water if it's too thick.
 

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Thanks, MsM! Yes, sort of a deconstructed cabbage roll. You might need to add a half can of water if it's too thick.

That's why I use tomato juice instead of tomato sauce it is just loose enough. Maybe you should loosen it up with juice so you don't take away from the nice tomato flavor.
 

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Not a bad idea, MsM! I'll try some low-sodium V-8 instead of water next time. The current batch isn't going to last long...
 

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I made this for dinner tonight. Easier than making cabbage rolls and just as tasty. I had a small size can Frank's kraut on hand. I like this size since it's more easily used up than a whole 2 lb package. Ok flavor.

I used a good size cup Prego spaghetti sauce, because that's what I had, + kraut juice + 1 C water. I used regular Uncooked rice, so it needed extra water and baked it in a covered casserole until the rice was done about a half hour, then baked uncovered a little longer. I made a whole lb burger, put half in the casserole and half to the freezer. To the sauce I added garlic powder, and about a tsp each dry marjoram and thyme. A spoonful of red wine vinegar and another spoonful brown sugar. There. (dusts hands), didn't want it to resemble Spaghetti flavor. It didn't, should have used more than a heaping cup of jarred sauce.

Worthy of making again and just the right amount of leftovers.
 

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