Cabbage Rolls Stuffed with Bulgur Chickpeas Recipe

Recipe Category: Dinner


Cabbage Rolls Stuffed With Bulgur Chickpeas Recipe


Makes 4 to 6 servings

  • 1 large head green cabbage, cored
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 1 cup medium-grind bulgur
  • 2 cups water
  • salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked or 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and mashed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dillweed or 1 tablespoon dried
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups tomato juice


  1. Carefully remove 12 large leaves from the cabbage, reserving the remaining cabbage for another use
  2. Steam the cabbage leaves until softened, 8 to 10 minutes
  3. Set aside to cool
  4. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat
  5. Add the onion and cook, covered, until softened, about 5 minutes
  6. Stir in the bulgur, water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  7. Bring to a boil
  8. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until the bulgur has absorbed the water, about 15 minutes
  9. Transfer to a large bowl
  10. Add the beans to the bulgur mixture along with the dillweed and salt and pepper to taste
  11. Mix well
  12. Place the cabbage leaves, one a time, on a flat work surface, rib side down
  13. Place about 1/3 cup of the stuffing mixture at the stem end of each leaf
  14. Beginning at the stem end, roll up the leaf around the stuffing, tucking in the sides of the leaf as you roll it up
  15. Repeat the process with the remaining leaves and stuffing
  16. Pour 1 cup of the tomato juice into a large deep skillet with a lid
  17. Arrange the stuffed cabbage rolls in the pot, seam side down
  18. Pour the remaining 1 cup tomato juice over the cabbage rolls
  19. Cover and cook over low heat until tender, 20 to 30 minutes
  20. Serve immediately

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