This is a favorite dish here with my hubby and daughter I got the recipe out of a book by taste of home irish recipe's the web site can be found here www.tasteofhome.com
2 lbs. ground beef
1 lg. onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 can (15 oz each) tomato sauce divided
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. rubbed sage
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 cups cooked rice
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 medium head cabbage (2 lbs) shredded
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded mozzerella cheese
In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, drain. Stir in one can of tomato sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 mins. Stir in rice and bacon, heat through. Remove from the heat.
Layer a third of the cabbage in a greased 13x9 baking dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers, top with remaining cabbage. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.
Cover and bake at 375 for 45 mins. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 mins longer until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 mins. before serving.