Stuffed Brussel Sprout Leaves

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By Liz Rueven, kosherlikeme.com, co-author of
4 Bloggers Dish: Passover: Modern Twists on Traditional Flavors

Ingredients

Filling
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. cooked brown rice
3/4 t. salt
freshly ground pepper
1 egg
2 T. bread crumbs
2 T. ras el hanout (Middle Eastern seasoning)
1 T. cumin
1 finely chopped leek (not the dark green part) or 1 small onion, grated

Sauce
3 T. olive oil
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
5 1/2 oz. can tomato paste
8 oz. can tomato sauce
4-5 cloves chopped garlic
1 chopped onion or 1 stalk chopped leeks (all but the dark green)
2 T fresh lemon juice
1/4 c. brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Wrappers
15-20 leaves from the top of a stalk of brussel sprouts
Instructions

Directions

SAUCE:
Warm olive oil in a broad bottom sauce pan.
Sauté onion or leeks until softened. Add chopped garlic and cook until softened but not brown.
Combine 3 cans of tomato product, lemon juice, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Stir and simmer until combined.
Add 1/2-3/4 c. water if sauce thickens too much. There should be enough sauce for all stuffed leaves to fit into bottom of wide bottomed pot. A second layer is ok but be sure there is enough sauce to dot on top.

MEAT MIXTURE:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. The mixture should be well integrated and chunky.

ASSEMBLE:
wash and pat dry each leaf. Lay leaves out on a flat surface. Put a small amount of rice/meat filling towards the end of each leaf and roll, tucking in the sides.
Place each rolled leaf, seam side down, in simmering sauce. Arrange all rolled leaves neatly in the bottom of pan.
Cover and simmer gently for 45 minutes.

Notes

Serves 8-10

Meat or Vegetarian:
This recipe can be made vegetarian by omitting the beef. Sauté your favorite veggies (I suggest carrots and zucchini) and add to the rice mix instead of meat. Increase cooked rice amount to 2 cups cooked.

Kosher note: While brussel sprouts are difficult to clean because of their tightly wrapped layers, the leaves are as easy to wash and inspect as lettuce or cabbage leaves.

 


 

 

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Receiving a thoughtful gift can make all the difference, especially during auspicious times like Rosh Hashanah. Giving gifts can also feel wholesome and empowering knowing that the recipient of your gift deeply appreciates it. 

I compiled this list of gifts that I loved. Although I won't be ordering all of them, I will mention the ones I plan to choose. You can order them straight from Amazon and take care of your Rosh Hashana gifts today.

 

Honey Gifts

I think it's "dip the apple in the honey" or something like that. Correct me if I'm wrong.

 

1. Honeycomb ($20 Range)

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Honey in its natural form, right out of the beehive! Oh and it is certified Kosher! (Certified Kosher by EarthKosher based in Colorado and on the CRC  kosher list.)

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2. A Delectable Honey Selection ($20 Range)

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I used to think honey was just the generic tasting honey we tend to find in the bear containers. As I learned more about honey, I discovered an entire honey world of flavors, textures, and colors. In summary, bees make honey with the pollen they collect in nearby areas. When raw (not infused) honey has a specific flavor it is because the bees collected pollen from areas with pollen that embodies that flavor. Ex. Orange-tasting honey is most likely sourced from the pollen of orange blossoms.

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This company has been featured on Kosherye before and we love them. They have a wonderful selection of delicious honey and their bottling is perfect for gifts. Oh, and they are KSA Kosher, also recommended by the CRC.

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Swag for the kids

Although they may appreciate slathering honey all over their Rosh Hashanah dinner, swag for the kids is always a winner.

 

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5. Shofar So Good T-shirt ($20 Range)

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Oh my goodness, yes, swag for the baby.

This one is not for the baby obviously, it's for everyone else. Dress the baby up in cute Rosh Hashanah attire to keep everyone entertained. 

 

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Honey Dishes

This dish concept is a staple in many Jewish homes on Rosh Hashanah. These small practical honey dishes are a great way to show importance to the significance of the honey at our table. This selection of honey dishes is a few of my favorites that I was able to find online.

 

9. Stainless Steel and Glass Honey Dish ($20 Range)

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10. Glass Apple and Honey Dish ($50 Range)

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Pomegranate Shape with Stones

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11. Aluminum Pomegranate Honey Dish ($20 Range)

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A Rosh Hashanah Plate By Yair Emanuel

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12. Aluminum Apple Shaped Honey Dish ($50 Range)

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Gold Honeycomb Design. Comes with a spoon.

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13. Nickel-Plated Pomegranate Honey Dish ($40 Range)

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Made of 925 Sterling silver with bee by Nadav Art ($800 Range)

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Tableware Gifts 

These kinds of gifts are often cherished and become staple pieces on your family and friend's tables. Be sure that the design would fit the ambiance of your recipient's home. These are 2 favorites I was able to find online.

 

15. Rosh Hashanah Table Runner ($80 Range)

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This runner is embroidered with various, Simanim, Brachos, and phrases we experience on the night of Rosh Hashana. It is a linen-cotton blend and is machine washable. This runner is made here in the USA. Size: 16 x 122” ( 40 x 310cm ) 

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16. Challah Cover with Pomegranates Embroidery ($20 Range)

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Challah bread cover with pomegranates design and Hebrew Brachos embroidery. Dimensions: 21 inch x 17 inch / 55 cm x 45 

 

 

Fruit and Candy Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are a classy way to tell someone you appreciate or even love them. The Oh Nuts brand has been a favorite of mine for a while, they are reasonably priced, and they are on Amazon! These are my two favorites.

 

17.  Oh! Nuts® Dried Fruit Gift Basket  ($30 Range)

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From the vendor: 

This beautiful Oh! Nuts tray contains an assortment of 20 decorated sandwich cookies. The gift box is neatly divided into 20 compartments to highlight the beauty of each individual piece. Replace the traditional candy and chocolates with trendier baked goods and dessert treats. OK Parave 

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