Though the name suggests something less than to be desired, this meal is fun and super delicious.  Don’t let the name fool you!  Just ask my live-in food critics, Owen and Ellie.  Not only is it yummy, but it’s also a chance for them to make it themselves.

The inspiration for the meal originated from our camping “trip” the night before.  Owen and Ellie have always wanted to go camping and we thought we’d do a trial run in our back yard.  Too bad we didn’t think about making these at the time.

The ingredients are simple and can vary depending on tastes, as well as how many you’re making.  We harvested all the vegetables we used from our garden.

You’ll need:

Cabbage leaves

Carrots – roughly chopped

Onions – roughly chopped

Potatoes – medium, quartered

Ground Beef



Olive oil

Really – anything else you can fit in there!

The instructions are just as simple.

Lay down a sheet of aluminum foil.

Place a couple of cabbage leaves on the foil, slightly overlapping, creating a bowl

Add your veggies

Grab some ground beef and form a ball, or in Owen’s case, a patty.  I think the kids liked this part the most – it’s like playing with playdough – well, sort of.


Ellie’s loving her food play-time!


Oh oh, Owen’s on the hunt!

Sprinkle salt, pepper and drizzle a little oil

Top it with another cabbage leaf

Now wrap it up

Throw it on the grill – or if you’re camping, on some hot coals.  If going on coals, you may want to triple wrap them.  Wait 30-45 minutes, remove and voila!


Yum, yum, yum!

Careful though – it’s hot stuff, so unwrap slowly!!!  Serve with a nice garden salad for a great family meal.

So, though the name is a little unattractive, it’s a great dish to create and share; after all, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet (I didn’t write that originally, but it surely fits this case)!