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Cabbage (Savoy) Burritos

Quantity: 6 servings

Complexity: easy

Working time: 30 min

Total preparation: 50 min


    • 1 Savoy cabbage (other cabbage is also allowed
      but loose-leaf)

    • 300 gr minced beef or chicken

    • 2 onions

    • 2 cloves of garlic

    • 1 pepper

    • 1 can tomato (in pieces)

    • 1 can of tomato paste

    • 100 g grated cheese (may also be more)

    • 1 can of kidney beans (100 g)

    • 150 g white beans (was 50 g dried, after 24 hours in water 150 g)

    • 1 can of lentils (125 g)

    • salt and pepper to taste

    • 2 tsp vegetable oil

    • (taco) Herb mix

    We left out the can of corn because we don't like it that much.

    You can also add some fresh chili pepper, nice and spicy!

    Other supplies

    Large baking dish,

    Found this dish on the internet and adapted it. For example, we used minced chicken and our own spice mix, added lentils and some more beans.

    A slightly laborious recipe by rolling the mass into the cabbage leaves, but it is very tasty and the cabbage gives a nice "bite".

    Mis en place

    Chop the onions and garlic and cut the pepper into pieces.

    Make your own spice mix (we used Eefje's with some extra cayenne pepper) or use a bag.

    Remove as many whole leaves from the cabbage as possible (you need about 12 nice leaves).

    Remove the thickest part of the leaf.

    Cut the rest/core of the cabbage into small pieces (we use the whole cabbage!)

    Blanch the cabbage leaves in boiling water for 2 to a maximum of 3 minutes (about 3 at a time), drain well or dry slightly.

    Grease the baking dish.


    Grab a large pan (snacks or gravy/frying pan) because it is quite a volume and you want to go wild with stirring.


    Add oil and let it become hot over high heat.

    Add the onions, then the garlic and peppers.

    When it is nicely set, add the minced meat and the spice mix and fry until loose.

    Then empty the can of tomatoes and then immediately add the rest;

    the tomato puree, beans, lentils and the chopped cabbage.

    Leave this on low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally so that it does not stick to the bottom.

    It should not become a damp mess, so allow moisture to evaporate by leaving the lid off the pan.

    If it is not too wet we can start rolling.

    Set oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

    Place a cabbage leaf on your work surface; fill (with minced meat and some grated cheese) and roll!

    Try it out yourself to see what is useful, think of a small "blind finch".

    ...and place on a plate.

    Once you have filled all the leaves you may have some minced meat left over.

    Pour into the baking dish and spread evenly.

    Place the burrito rolls on top.

    Sprinkle moderately (or heavily) with grated cheese.

    Place in the oven for 20 minutes, then check and determine whether it needs a little longer (depends on your oven). The minced meat is already cooked, so it's just a matter of heating it up and gratinating the cheese.

    We liked it very much!


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