Stuffed cabbage leaf ala Gladkokken - My variant of a Norwegian classic

Stuffed cabbage leaf is Norwegian traditional food and tastes very good. I like to make my mark on all my recipes and I have therefore taken the liberty to make some adjustments to make the flavors in this dish match my taste buds.


  • 1 pcs cabbage
  • 800 gram minced meat
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 pcs shallots
  • 1 pcs red chili
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 pcs egg
  • 1 dl whipping cream
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 pack bacon
  • 3 pcs carrot
  • 2 tsp worcester sauce
  • salt and pepper

This is easy to make and a perfect weekend dinner. Prepare the stuffed cabbage leaf earlier in the day and just put the pan in the oven as dinner approaches. Feel free to vary with vegetables you like and spices you think taste good in the minced meat. This is my variant and it is very good!

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Step 1

Start by preparing the cabbage and forcemeat. Find a large pan and fill half full with water. Add a little salt to the water and when it boils, put the whole cabbage in the water. Let cook for 7 minutes and cool the cabbage. Cut off the stem and peel the leaves. You will soon fill these with forcemeat.

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Step 2

Continue to fry the bacon. Cut the garlic, shallots and chili into small cubes. When the bacon is done, take this out to fry the onion and chili until it is golden and soft. Run the minced meat in a food processor or stir with 1-2 teaspoons of salt.

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Step 3

When the minced meat has become sticky, add cold cream. Stir the onion together with the eggs and dilute gently. Finish by adding spices. Take out some of the forcemeat and fry in a pan. It's always smart to make a small taste test before you finish making the rest. Adjust if necessary with more spices if needed.

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Step 4

Use a tablespoon and shape nice "meatballs".

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Step 5

Wrap these in cabbage leaves and place with the seam in a greased form.

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Step 6

Cut the bacon into pieces, carrot and onion and fry in the pan. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar and Worcester Sauce. Pour over 1 tablespoon of the water you cooked the cabbage in and cook for a few minutes. Pour the mixture over the pan and spread well between the stuffed cabbage leaves. Sprinkle with a little good salt and grind over a little pepper. Use a lid or aluminum foil.

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Step 7

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Put in the pan with stuffed cabbage leaves. Bake with foil for 30 minutes. When the stuffed cabbage leaves fry / steam, you can peel potatoes and cook them. Make a white sauce with cream and use some of the water from the cabbage in this sauce as well. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

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Step 8

After the stuffed cabbage leaves have been in the oven for 30 minutes with foil, remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes.

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Step 9

Serve the stuffed cabbage leaves with boiled potatoes and white sauce. This is delicious Norwegian home cooking. Good luck.

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