Pork and Cabbage Casserole

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This pork and cabbage casserole is a reconstructed cabbage stuffed with a ground pork filling. It slices just like a cake, and is a wonderful hearty dish that is fun serve. This dish is similar to stuffed cabbage rolls but without all the fuss of messing around with individual rolls.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

The recipe does take a few hours to put together and cook, but I think it’s time well spent. If you do not have a lot of people to feed in your house then this dish also reheats well during the week.

I used bouillon cubes, but you could use any chicken stock – including homemade. Just be sure to adjust seasoning if needed. This casserole is great served up with some mashed cauliflower, or cauliflower rice.

Yields 8 servings of Pork and Cabbage Casserole

The Preparation

  • 1 medium green cabbage, ~908g
  • 1 pound ground pork, ~452g
  • 1 ounce pork rinds, crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely diced, ~70g
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced, ~70g
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cubes chicken bouillon, prepped into broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

*There is some hot sauce used in the picture. You can add hot sauce if you want. It’s also good with a drizzle of soy sauce as well.

The Execution

1. Carefully remove the stem from the cabbage and peel the leaves apart. Try to keep the leaves as intact as you can. The larger leaves will be used for the top of the loaf.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Reserve some of the leaves for the bottom of the loaf, and blanch the rest.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

3. Drain and cool the blanched leaves on some paper towels, then reserve for assembly.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

4. In a large mixing bowl add the ground pork, crushed pork rinds, diced onion, diced celery, egg, ground nutmeg, and salt and pepper.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

5. Mix the pork stuffing together thoroughly with your hands.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

6. Put a layer of uncooked cabbage into the bottom of a thick bottomed pot, or use a casserole dish that is stovetop safe.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

7. On top of that add a layer of the cooked cabbage leaves.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

8. Then, put a layer of the pork stuffing.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

9. Repeat layering the cabbage loaf until you have used all of the stuffing and leaves. Do your best to create a domed shape that will resemble the original cabbage. Finish the loaf off with the larger outer leaves.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

10. Add the chicken broth, tomato paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar, bay leaf, and fresh thyme. The broth should mostly cover the cabbage. You might not need the full six cups, it depends on the size of your pot.  If you need more liquid then it is OK to add some water.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

11. Bring the pot to a boil then weigh the cabbage down with a pot lid that is slight smaller than the pot you are cooking in.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

12. Turn the heat down and simmer for at least 1 hour before serving.  The liquid should be greatly reduced.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole

This makes a total of 8 servings of Pork and Cabbage Casserole. Each serving comes out to be 200.63 Calories, 11.55g Fats, 6.33g Net Carbs, and 15.74g Protein.

Pork and Cabbage Casserole Calories Fats(g) Carbs(g) Fiber(g) Net Carbs(g) Protein(g)
1 medium (908g) green cabbage 227 0.91 52.66 22.7 29.96 11.62
1 pound (452g) 84/16 ground pork 985 72.32 1.99 0 1.99 81.31
1 ounce pork rinds 160 10 0 0 0 16
1 small (70g) onion 28 0.07 6.54 1.2 5.34 0.77
1 stalk (40g) celery 6 0.07 1.19 0.6 0.59 0.28
1 large (50g) egg 72 4.75 0.36 0 0.36 6.28
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 6 0.4 0.54 0.2 0.34 0.06
Salt and pepper 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 cubes chicken bouillon 64 3.33 4.32 0 4.32 4
2 tablespoons tomato paste 25 0.15 6.05 1.2 4.85 1.38
3 tablespoons soy sauce 25 0.27 2.37 0.4 1.97 3.91
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 whole (1.8g) bay leaf 6 0.15 1.35 0.5 0.85 0.14
1 sprig (0.8g) fresh thyme 1 0.01 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.04
Totals 1605 92.43 77.57 26.9 50.67 125.79
Per Serving(/8) 200.63 11.55 9.69 3.36 6.33 15.74
Pork and Cabbage Casserole

This makes a total of 8 servings of Pork and Cabbage Casserole. Each serving comes out to be 200.63 Calories, 11.55g Fats, 6.33g Net Carbs, and 15.74g Protein.

The Preparation

  • 1 medium (908g) green cabbage
  • 1 pound (452g) ground pork
  • 1 ounce pork rinds, crushed
  • 1 small (70g) onion, finely diced
  • 1 stalk (40g) celery, finely diced
  • 1 large (50g) egg
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cubes chicken bouillon, prepped into broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 whole (1.8g) bay leaf
  • 1 sprig (0.8g) fresh thyme

The Execution

  1. Carefully remove the stem from the cabbage and peel the leaves apart. Try to keep the leaves as intact as you can. The larger leaves will be used for the top of the loaf.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Reserve some of the leaves for the bottom of the loaf, and blanch the rest.
  3. Drain and cool the blanched leaves on some paper towels, then reserve for assembly.
  4. In a large mixing bowl add the ground pork, crushed pork rinds, diced onion, diced celery, egg, ground nutmeg, and salt and pepper.
  5. Mix the pork stuffing together thoroughly with your hands.
  6. Put a layer of uncooked cabbage into the bottom of a thick bottomed pot, or a casserole dish that is stovetop safe.
  7. On top of that add a layer of the cooked cabbage leaves.
  8. Then put a layer of the pork stuffing.
  9. Repeat layering the cabbage loaf until you have used all of the stuffing and leaves. Do your best to create a domed shape that will resemble the original cabbage. Finish the loaf off with the larger outer leaves.
  10. Add the chicken broth, tomato paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar, bay leaf, and fresh thyme. The broth should mostly cover the cabbage. You might not need the full six cups, it depends on the size of your pot.
  11. Bring the pot to a boil then weigh the cabbage down with a pot lid that is slight smaller than the pot you are cooking in.
  12. Turn the heat down and simmer for at least 1 hour before serving.
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