This recipe is so basic, so simple, that you can easily modify to your own preferences. I knocked one star off because I believe it would have been bland without modification. I tried microwaving the cabbage like other reviewers, and it ended up being more trouble than just boiling it. I steamed it, though. I piled pulled leaves into the pot, which meant that I had to go through a few rounds of flipping the leaves (and removing those that were ready to go) before they were all done. I also cut the tough spine out. I might dice these up and add to sauce next time (along with other leftover cabbage). I didn't use the can of soup, but I'd say you need more than one can. I used a large can of diced tomatoes, a long squirt of ketchup, a small can of tomato sauce, and small can of tomato paste. I used about a 1/4 of the tomato sauce to mix in with the meat mixture. I also added a mixture of diced peppers, dried basil and oregano, powdered garlic, cinammon, and salt/pepper to taste. I added some chipotle hot sauce because the sauce still needed a kick. I used a beef:sausage (3:1) mixture. I used mild italian sausage, and would use hot next time around. I also added breadcrumbs and used brown rice. I would add parmasan next time, too. I would also make sure I had enough salt in the meat mixture next time, too. I also thought that the dish tasted better after 2+ hours of cooking. I ate after 40 mins, and it could have used more time.
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This recipe is so basic, so simple, that you can easily modify to your own preferences. I...