In 2015 Mr. Food Test Kitchen teamed up with Wheel of Fortune to create the Wheel of Fortune cookbook. This cookbook boasts 160 easy recipes provided by staff members, former players, and of course Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Howard Rosenthal, chief food officer for 21 years at Mr. Food Test Kitchen, supplied a recipe called Grandma Rose’s Stuffed Cabbage. Rosenthal says that this is the recipe that his grandmother would make for them when they settled down for the evening back in the 1980s while they watched their “new game show” Wheel of Fortune.The recipe for this dish is as follows:
- 1 large cabbage, cored
- 1 (28 ounce) can of crush tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 cup of cooked rice, cooled,
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of celery salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- In a large saucepan over high heat, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Place the cabbage in the water, cored side down.
- Cover and reduce heat to low. Steam for 20 minutes, or until the cabbage leaves pull apart easily.
- Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coast a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, combine tomatoes, brown sugar, Worcestershire, and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside.
- In another large bowl combine beef, rice, onion, egg, celery salt, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Place 1 cup of tomato mixture in the bottom of the pan.
- Carefully peel the cabbage leaves off the head and remove the thick stems.
- Place 1/4 cup of the mixture in the center of each leaf. Loosely roll up the leaf, folding in the sides, and place seam side down in the pan.
- Cover with foil and bake for 1-1/4 hours. Uncover and cook and additional 15 minutes.
This dish is outstanding. It is far superior to any other stuffed cabbage recipe out there. It is simple and inexpensive to create and can feed a crowd easily. The perfect comfort food for cold winter evenings, this dish serves up astoundingly delicious flavors and perfect textures. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Baltimore City residents can purchase the ingredients for this recipe at the following locations: Whole Foods Market 1330 Smith Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209 and Giant Foods 1020 41st Street Baltimore, MD 21211.Baltimore City residents can purchase the Wheel of Fortune Cookbook (ISBN 978-0-9911934-4-8) from Barnes and Noble 3330 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218