This is a tasty Eastern European dish that combines lean meat and lots of vegetables. Often this recipe will include lots of rice and added sugar, but for this version I’ve removed the added sugar and used buckwheat groats instead of the rice. The result is a healthy, filling meal that works great on a Candida diet.
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 1 lb. organic minced beef or lamb
- 1/2 cup buckwheat groats
- 1 organic egg
- 1 head of cabbage
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- Tear 6-8 leaves off the cabbage and cook in boiling water or steam until wilted enough to be flexible. Set aside to cool.
- Add the meat, uncooked buckwheat groats, chopped onion, egg, salt and 2 of the minced garlic cloves to a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
- Roll the meat and buckwheat mixture up into the cabbage leaves and put them in a baking dish.
- For the tomato sauce, saute the other onion, the remaining garlic and the chopped tomatoes in a wide based pan.
- Place the stuffed cabbage leaves in a baking dish and drizzle with the tomato sauce. Add 1 cup of water and cover.
- Bake in the oven 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt