Cabbage Rolls with Maple Syrup

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Recipe — Cabbage Rolls with Maple Syrup
4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 4 large cabbage leaves
  • 1 oz coarsely ground meat
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 slice sandwich bread
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 3/8 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (Dark)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 teaspoons butter
  • 3-4 teaspoons flour


  1. Boil cabbage until soft in lightly salted water, drain in a sieve, and lightly salt and pepper.
  2. Cut off the stems, mince, and squeeze out excess water.
  3. Put the ground meat, minced onion, beaten egg, finely crumbled bread, and the cabbage stems in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Spread out the cabbage leaves, put in 1/4 of the mixture on the leaf and wrap. Secure the end with a toothpick.
  5. Melt 15 ml (3 teaspoons) butter in a frying pan, place the roll in the pan with the wrapped end down, and cook over medium heat until lightly browned.
  6. Put 600 ml (2 3/8 cups) water and the bouillon cubes in a pan, heat, add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add the cabbage rolls and simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes. When softened, add tomato puree and maple syrup and simmer for a while, until the flavors meld.
  8. Remove cabbage rolls and place on a plate.
  9. Put the remaining butter in the same frying pan, and slowly whisk in flour to thicken, taking care not to form lumps.
  10. Pour the sauce over the plated cabbage rolls.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

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