Taste of Traditions: “Stuff” This is REALLY Good
From the heart of the kitchen, my Aunt Kris crafted a favorite culinary masterpiece known as deconstructed stuffed cabbage, affectionately referred to as “Stuff”. Even noted on the recipe itself, “This is REALLY Good”, this hearty and comforting dish embodies a nostalgic journey to the past. With each bite, “Stuff” transports me to the comforting tastes of my upbringing. A blend of cabbage, ground beef, potatoes, and carrots, this dish is a culinary time capsule, reminiscent of the 1950s when meat and potatoes were the quintessential flavors of family mealtime. Aunt Kris’ deconstructed stuffed cabbage serves as a perfect representation of the warmth and togetherness that characterized those cherished moments around the dinner table.
You will need:
1.5 pounds ground beef
3 carrots grated or thinly sliced
1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
1 jar of mushrooms, drained
1 can cream of celery soup undulated
About 2 cups shredded, Colby cheese
My aunt made a note that no salt or pepper or onion is needed in this casserole. However, I think adding 1.5 teaspoons of salt, a teaspoon of pepper and diced onions to the ground beef adds to the taste.
Press the beef into a 9 x13 greased pan. Add remaining ingredients in order, except cheese.
Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350°
Sprinkle with cheese and bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until cheese melts.
This is a comforting, classic meat and potato type meal that transported me to my childhood home. Enjoy!