Italian Meatballs

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 19:00

Recipe from “Out of Alaska’s Kitchens,” written by Alaska Crippled Children’s Association in 1951.


1 large head of cabbage

2 medium onions

1 pound ground beef

1 egg, slightly beaten

½ cup breadcrumbs

¾ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Juice of 1 lemon

¼ cup milk

1 small can tomato sauce


Remove outside leaves of cabbage. Wash and put into kettle of boiling water until wilted. Drain and cool.

Chop remainder of cabbage with the onions. Spread in bottom of roaster and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Combine ground meat, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, lemon juice and milk. Shape mixture into small, oblong rolls and roll each tightly in a wilted cabbage leaf.

Place these rolls on top of the chopped cabbage and onions in roaster. Pour tomato sauce over all. Cover tightly and bake for two hours at 300 degrees.

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