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Stuffed Cabbage Wraps with Ground Pork and Ginger



Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

45 min


This take on Chinese stuffed cabbage is a snap to make, and far healthier than anything you’ll find at your local takeout spot. Ground pork is mixed with aromatic ginger, salty soy sauce, and plenty of healthy veggies, then baked inside cabbage leaves for a light-yet-filling meal. On a low-carb diet? Cut the rice and supplement with more vegetables, or use a low-carb substitute like cauliflower or shirataki rice. Look for hormone- and antibiotic-free pork from Coleman Natural!


  • 1/2 pound Coleman Ground Pork
  • 16 large cabbage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1/4 pound mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, shredded on large holes of a box grater
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1, 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


Preheat oven to 375° F.
Bring 12 cups of water and one teaspoon of salt to a boil in a large pot.
Separate leaves from cabbage, trimming off any tough ends and blanche in salted boiling water for 30-45 seconds. Set on paper towel to cool, then gently pat dry.
In a large bowl, mix the pork, rice, mushrooms, carrot, green onion, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, cilantro and black pepper together.
Lay each blanched cabbage leaf on a flat surface and fill with meat mixture, careful to leave room around the edges so filling doesn’t fall out when folded.
Fold in the sides and roll up the leaf as if you were folding a burrito, then place in baking dish, seam side down. Continue this process with the rest of the cabbage leaves.
Bake for 45 minutes, serve immediately.

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Cabbage Wraps: A Flavorful, Healthy, and Versatile Dish

Embrace the vibrant flavors and wholesome goodness of our Stuffed Cabbage Wraps with Ground Pork and Ginger. Inspired by Chinese cuisine, these cabbage wraps offer a delightful fusion of textures and tastes, making them a perfect meal for any occasion.

Coleman Natural Ground Pork: The Star Ingredient

We start with Coleman Natural Ground Pork, sourced from American family farms that prioritize animal welfare and sustainable practices. Our pork is raised without antibiotics or added hormones, ensuring you get the highest quality meat for your family. The ground pork provides a savory base for our filling, which is then enhanced with a medley of fresh vegetables, fragrant spices, and umami-rich soy sauce.

The Art of Cabbage Wrapping

Cabbage leaves are the perfect vessel for this flavorful filling. They are naturally pliable, making them easy to roll and hold their shape during cooking. When baked, the cabbage leaves soften and become slightly sweet, complementing the savory filling perfectly.

A Healthier Take on a Classic

Our Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are a lighter and healthier alternative to traditional cabbage rolls, which are often made with heavier sauces and ingredients. We use lean ground pork, plenty of fresh vegetables, and a minimal amount of sauce, resulting in a dish that’s both nutritious and satisfying.

Customizable for Dietary Needs

This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be easily adapted to various dietary needs and preferences.

  • Low-Carb: Omit the rice and increase the amount of vegetables or substitute with cauliflower rice or shirataki rice.
  • Vegetarian: Replace the ground pork with your favorite plant-based protein, such as lentils, tofu, or tempeh.
  • Gluten-Free: Ensure that your soy sauce is gluten-free and use tamari as a substitute if necessary.

Quick Tips for Perfect Cabbage Wraps

  • Blanching the Cabbage Leaves: Blanching the cabbage leaves for a short time in boiling water makes them more pliable and easier to roll.
  • Don’t Overstuff: Leave a little room around the edges of the cabbage leaves when filling them to prevent the filling from spilling out during baking.
  • Secure the Rolls: Place the cabbage rolls seam-side down in the baking dish to help them hold their shape.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Feel free to add your favorite vegetables, spices, or herbs to the filling. The possibilities are endless!

Beyond the Recipe: More Ways to Enjoy Cabbage Wraps

Cabbage wraps are not just for dinner. They can be enjoyed as a light lunch, a healthy snack, or even a party appetizer. Here are a few ideas:

  • Lunchbox Staple: Pack a few cabbage wraps in your lunchbox for a nutritious and satisfying meal on the go.
  • Party Appetizer: Cut the cabbage rolls into smaller pieces and serve them as bite-sized appetizers.
  • Meal Prep Hero: Prepare a batch of cabbage wraps in advance and store them in the refrigerator or freezer for a quick and easy meal when you’re short on time.

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Embrace the Flavor and Versatility

With their vibrant flavors, healthy ingredients, and endless possibilities for customization, these Stuffed Cabbage Wraps with Ground Pork and Ginger are sure to become a new family favorite. Whether you’re looking for a weeknight dinner, a meal prep solution, or a festive party appetizer, this recipe has got you covered.

Ready to get wrapping? Grab a package of Coleman Natural Ground Pork, some fresh cabbage leaves, and let your culinary creativity soar!

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