Reading all the reviews before trying this for an annual Oktoberfest party, I modified the recipe and added 1 heaping T minced garlic, 1 T horseradish, and 2 tsp Hungarian paprika to the meat mixture. I also cooked the rice almost through using beef broth and let cool before adding to meat mixture, and used 1 c tomato sauce instead of water in the meat mixture. I used a large covered casserole dish to make this, layering sauerkraut, then the cabbage rolls, then sauerkraut, and then poured enough spicy V-8 juice over the top of the rolls until almost covered. I then covered the dish and baked at 300 deg for 4 hours. Absolutely fantastic (very flavorful!) and lots of compliments at the party! Will definitely make again!
NOTE: I didn't trust myself not tearing many of the leaves, so I used 2 heads of cabbage , cut out the core and boiled the heads. Leaves separated nicely.
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Reading all the reviews before trying this for an annual Oktoberfest party, I modified the...