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Stove-top Stuffed Collard Rolls

Ingredients

  • 8 large collard green leaves
  • 1/3 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 lb. ground turkey burger or lean ground beef
  • 10.75 oz. can tomato soup (condensed)
  • ¼ cup chopped white onions
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
Optional
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

  1. Begin cooking brown rice according to package directions.
  2. While the rice is cooking wash the collard greens in cold water. Repeat 2-3 times to assure all the dirt and grit is removed. Bring a large pot of water, with 1 tsp. of salt added, to a boil.
  3. While the water comes to a boil, carefully remove the large, thick stem from the bottom of each green, taking care not to tear the leaf.
  4. Add the greens to the water and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the greens are softened enough to be flexible to roll. Gently remove the greens and set aside on a paper lined plate to drain.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the ground meat, the cooked brown rice, egg, 2 tbsp. of the tomato soup, and the spices. Mix gently until well blended.
  6. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and then place one portion on each collard green. Gently roll the leaves up in the same manner as making a burrito and then secure with a toothpick.
  7. Place the rolls in a large skillet and turn the heat to medium. Pour the remaining tomato soup over the top, cover and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 35-40 minutes, stirring and basting with the liquid frequently.
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