Introduction: Kababa Burgers
Recipe Serves: 2
Total Cook Time: 1hour
This is a recipe I learned as a kid spending my summers in Maine. Usually cooked over a warm bed of coals, but since I liked this so much and do not always have access to a firepit, I have tweeked it so that the burgers can be cooked indoors. The required experience level for someone trying to cook theses is that they must have a basic understanding of how to cook. If you can cook an omelet, you most certainly can cook these. Follow the steps, read the tips and you should have these done in about an hour. Enjoy!
Step 1: Ingredients
The ingredients are few and the required cooking tools are simple, make sure that everything is clean and the knife is sharp.
1 Head Cabbage
1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 lb Ground Beef (grass feed preferably)
Step 2: Preheat Oven 425 F
Preheating the oven is the first thing you should do. By the time the oven is done preheating everything will be ready to go in.
Step 3: Cook Ground Beef in Medium Pan
Place the ground beef in a medium sized pan. Start to cook the ground beef over medium heat. While this is cooking you will be preparing everything else. Keep in mind to continually check the meet while preparing the vegetables, make sure to stir it every now and then so it gets cooked evenly.* If you cannot mulittask do this step until the ground beef is fully cooked and there is no pink left in the meet. After the meet is cooked continue with step 4.*
Step 4: Finely Cut Tomatoes & Onion
While the meat is cooking, it is time to prepare the vegetables. Cut both the tomatoes and half of the onion. Make sure to finely cut these as you do not want big chunks in the finished burger.
Step 5: Stir Beef
Just a reminder to continually check and stir the beef so that it cooks evenly.
Step 6: Monitor the Beef Until Fully Cooked (cook Time Should Be About 10min)
When the beef is fully cooked there should be no pink visible on the meat. If there are any big chunks, try to break up the meat with the spatula as this will make it easier to combine with all the other ingredients.
Step 7: Break Off Cabbage Leaves and Lay Out Piece of Foil
You will need to break off 2 Cabbage leaves per burger. The leaves should not have any breaks in them. It is preferable to use the leaves on the outer edge of the cabbage as these are the biggest and will hold the most ingredients. Next cut a piece of foil that is significantly larger than the leaf so that when placed over it, the foil will competely encase the cabbage.
Step 8: Fill One Leaf of Cabbage With Ingredients
Begin to place the ingredients in one cabbage leaf starting with the half the meat. Add the chopped up onions and tomatoes with portions that are to your liking. Next add some shredded cheese, again it is up to you how much shredded cheese you would like to add.
Step 9: Cover Filled Cabbage Leaf With Second Leaf
Cover the first cabbage leaf that is filled with ingredients with a second leaf that is empty. Make sure the second pieice is upside down so that when put together, the burger looks like a full size cabbage.
Step 10: Repeat Steps 9 and 10 for Second Kabababurger
Repeat steps 7,8 and 9 to make the second burger. Make sure to use the rest of the meat and again it is to your preference how much of the other ingredients you would like to use.
Step 11: Cover Both Cabbage Domes With Foil
With the 2 foil pieces that you have cut out for the burgers, wrap the burgers in them. The easiets way to do this it to put the burger in the middle of the foil, grab all the corners of the foil and put them over the center of the burger and then crunch it so that it fully covers the burger.
Step 12: Place in Oven
Place the burgers on a tray and put them in the oven, which by now should be heated to 425 degrees farenheit. *Make sure to use oven mits as the oven will be hot.*
Step 13: Cook for 25 Minutes
Set the timer for 25 minutes and close the oven.
Step 14: Remove Foil and Let Cool Before Enjoying
*Proper kitchen etiquette should be used here as the foil and contents will be hot, make sure to use oven mits.*Take the tray out of the oven after 25 mintues. Let the foil cool for about 5 minutes or by the time it is cool enough to handle. Slowly seperate the foil enough so that the contents can be eaten while still enclosed in the foil. It is best to place the foil on a plate and use a fork to eat the burger. Be careful as there will be alot of delicious juices at the bottom that will be hot. Enjoy!