Deane Newsome: St. Augustine Food Guru

Confessions of a Foodie

Double Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

by Deane Newsome

Here’s the latest recipe posted on our page: Double Stuffed Cabbage Rolls:

Technique: Boil 1 bag Success white or brown rice for directed time, or 2 cups regular rice to yield 2 cups. Set aside. Brown 1 pound 80/20 ground beef, 1 cup diced onions, 1 cup diced bell pepper, lightly salt and pepper to taste and simmer till veggies translucent. Drain Juices then add one jar (24 oz.) Prego Italian Sauce, and prepared rice– simmer for 30 mins.

Boil/simmer 1 cabbage at low temp for 30 minutes as well, lightly seasoned with chicken stock. Peel apart leaves in layers to get your “sheets” of cabbage to roll (once cabbage is cool and manageable). Spoon a small portion into a small sized cooled leaf, roll it to totally cover it. Spoon a smaller portion into a larger leaf and then roll the smaller wrapped on with the larger one to created double wrapped rolls. Repeat until out of filling.

Optional to top with cheddar or mozzarella cheese, or another jar of pasta sauce, or both, then bake in middle rack of oven on 400 degrees till heated through.

Projects the group are involved in thus far is a “Meatloaf Throw-down Show-down” Cook-Off event to benefit the American Cancer Society. It will be held Wednesday, October 20, from 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. “Special” of the day will be 2 plated portions of Cook-Off Meatloaf, serviced with all the trimmings for $7.95– with all proceeds going to the American Cancer society. Meat loafs will be cooked by Chef Deane Newsome; local “Food Guru” and food demonstrator, and Chef Stephanie; of Fran & Tams Restaurant, 2443 U.S. 1 South, in the Food Lion Shopping Center. We invite you to come out, enjoy and judge some great food and support a worthy cause.

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Deane Newsome, President of Dean Productions, is a life-long resident of St. Augustine, Florida; a graduate of St. Augustine High School, proud father of 2 daughters aged 8 & 12, a former Public Relations Manager, Radio & Club Disc-Jockey, Steakhouse Restaurant Manager, and is currently a Social Media Manager, active blogger, and presenter/demonstrator of new foods and products for manufacturers through a major marketing company.

Newsome is also a proud Past President of the St. Augustine Jaycees organizing charitable community projects such as the St. Augustine Jaycees Charity Walk-A-Thon, Jaycees Haunted House, Jaycees Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon and many more community activities including all offices of the St. Augustine Jaycees, and at the state level with the Florida Jaycees as District Director. Newsome has garnered many prestigious awards in his civic duties such as Jaycees Project of the Quarter, Project of the Year, and Jaycee of the Year.

Newsome’s private philosophy: “Service to humanity is the best work of life”, and is a self proclaimed “Food Guru” in St. Augustine. Newsome can be reached at

Photo credits: © 2010 Historic City News contributed photograph by Deane Newsome
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Pictured L to R are Johnny Rogero, Deane Newsome and Joe Blanco

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