Cabbage Rolls Simmered in Tomato Sauce

Cabbage Rolls Simmered in Tomato Sauce

Wiener sausages are completely wrapped up in meat and cabbage, and well-boiled in tomatoes. The meat broth and tomatoes are so juicy. Try it topped with cheese!

Ingredients: 2 people (4 rolls)

4 large leaves
Wiener sausages
4 sausages
☆Ground pork or ground beef/pork mix
1 clove
☆ Panko
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
☆Nutmeg, salt, pepper
A pinch
◆Canned tomatoes
1/2 can
◆Bay leaf (optional)
1 leaf
◆Cubed consommé or bullion
1 cube
2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
a pinch
Parsley (for garnish)
a pinch
Meltable cheese (such as pizza cheese)
to taste


1. Boil the cabbage leaves, or place in a heat-resistant bowl with a wet paper towel, wrap with plastic wrap, and microwave for about 4 minutes.
2. Strain the cabbage in a sieve, and cut off the stems (don't throw away).
3. Finely chop the onions, garlic, and cabbage leaf stems. Add to a bowl with ☆, knead thoroughly until it all sticks together, and divide into 4 equal portions.
4. Turn over a cabbage leaf with the inside facing up, add the mixture from step 3 with a wiener on top, and roll. Make all 4 the same way.
5. If the canned tomatoes are already diced, use as is, if they are whole, remove the stem and mince with a knife.
6. Tuck the rolls from step 4 into a pot, taking care not to stack them. The wrapped side down prevents them from falling apart when cooking.
7. Add all of the ◆ ingredients (crushing the consomme cube by hand), cover with a lid, and turn on the heat.
8. Cover with a lid but keep a crack open, and simmer under low heat for at least 20 minutes. Occasionally stir it with a spoon, and ladle the soup onto the cabbage rolls.
9. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, transfer to a dish, garnish with parsley, and you are done .
10. Cross-section: The wieners peek out and say "Hi!" from inside!
11. f you are topping with cheese: Sprinkle with cheese after boiling, and cover it with a lid for 5 minutes over a low heat. It is done once the cheese melts .
12. I can't get enough of the gooey cheese!

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought of this while making a recipe using ketchup. My family always uses ketchup for rolled cabbages; ketchup goes really well with rolled cabbage! I was confident about this, so I tried using ketchup inside as well as outside.