NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08:  TV personality Ina Garten attends the 10th Annual New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend photocall at the Times Center on January 8, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Food - Drink
Ina Garten's Easy Trick For Flavorful Meat In Stuffed Cabbage
Classic stuffed cabbage is assembled with just a meat mixture, cabbage, and tomato sauce. To make her version stand out, Ina Garten likes to incorporate her sauce in a unique way.
In Garten's stuffed cabbage, half of the sauce goes on top of the leaves while the other half is mixed into the meat filling, adding an extra punch of sweet and sour flavor.
After blanching the fresh cabbage and separating its leaves, Garten uses a sharp knife to remove the rib from each leaf and fills the cabbage leaves with her meat mixture.
She then spreads a thin base of tomato sauce on the bottom of her pan to keep the rolls from sticking, adds the rolls and more sauce on top, then covers and bakes the whole thing.