Saturday we were at the farmers’ market and we had already picked up a bundle of kale. It’s the normal curly, thickish leaf kind of kale. The next booth I came to had “giant kale”. I stopped and talked to the lady and asked her what was the difference in that and regular kale. She told me that she thought it tasted milder than the traditional kale. She told me that she likes to chop sausage and onions, saute it and then roll it up in the kale leaves and bake it. I got two bundles of it and on the way home decided I would make something similar to cabbage rolls.
I made a meatball type mixture for the filling.
I made a sauce with several different types of tomato products. Then I rolled the meat mixture into a kale leaf, put them in the pan and covered them with sauce and baked them.
They were so delicious and something I had never thought of doing before. I had no idea there was a variety of kale that was large enough to fill and roll.
I ended up with enough rolls to have two containers for the freezer. I cooked 5 and put 5 in each of the containers. For lunch, Vince ate 1-1/2 and ate 1 so five of them is enough for two meals. The meatballs shown on the tray are extras that I’m freezing. I hope the lady will have more kale at Tuesday’s market so I can stuff more for the freezer using the extra meat. If not, I’ll figure out something else I can do with it.
They seemed very similar to cabbage rolls, but much easier!