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Golabki (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars
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"Cabbage leaves are stuffed with ground beef, rice, then simmered in tomato soup. Works great in the oven or a slow cooker. Serve with pan juices and a drizzle of sour cream, or mix the pan juices with sour cream and ladle it over the cabbage rolls. Also, good with mashed potatoes and cucumber and sour cream salad. Cabbage rolls freeze well before or after cooking."
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Ingredients

1 h 50 m servings 394
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place cabbage head into water, cover pot, and cook until cabbage leaves are slightly softened enough to remove from head, 3 minutes. Remove cabbage from pot and let cabbage sit until leaves are cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove 18 whole leaves from the cabbage head, cutting out any thick tough center ribs. Set whole leaves aside. Chop the remainder of the cabbage head and spread it in the bottom of a casserole dish.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in hot butter until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Cool.
  4. Stir onion, beef, pork, rice, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together in a large bowl.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Place about 1/2 cup beef mixture on a cabbage leaf. Roll cabbage around beef mixture, tucking in sides to create an envelope around the meat. Repeat with remaining leaves and meat mixture. Place cabbage rolls in a layer atop the chopped cabbage in the casserole dish; season rolls with salt and black pepper.
  7. Whisk tomato soup, tomato juice, and ketchup together in a bowl. Pour tomato soup mixture over cabbage rolls and cover dish wish aluminum foil.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until cabbage is tender and meat is cooked through, about 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Cover the baking dish tightly so that the cabbage can steam and get tender, then uncover for the last 20 to 30 minutes of cooking. Definitely use tomato soup, and add a can of tomato juice for every can of tomato soup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 394 calories; 17.9 41.5 20.1 61 1429 Full nutrition

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We liked them. I used homemade tomato soup another recipe I found on this site. We are Polish and make this dish differently and when my sister in law found out there was soup in the mix she wou...

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My grandmother was Ukranian and I can tell you that the "secret" to a flavorful stuffed cabbage,is salt pork. Melt in the pan, and mix with small amount of garlic and butter and onion. I add a...

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My grandmother was Ukranian and I can tell you that the "secret" to a flavorful stuffed cabbage,is salt pork. Melt in the pan, and mix with small amount of garlic and butter and onion. I add a...

We liked them. I used homemade tomato soup another recipe I found on this site. We are Polish and make this dish differently and when my sister in law found out there was soup in the mix she wou...

I have almost the same recipe, with one exception. I got my recipe through my polish mother-in-law, who got hers from HER mother. It’s hand written, AND, since tomato soup has only been market...

This is only second time I attempted to make stuffed cabbage rolls first time came out terrible with a different recipe now this time with this recipe it tasted good but failed miserably on the ...

This was the first time I tried making Galabkis. I added more garlic than recipe called for - about a tablespoon and a half, along with lots of ground pepper and some additional salt.. The recip...

Hubby said "was very good" then "was very very good". I had never used tomato soup before, but I bit the bullet and followed the recipe. The only difference was I added 2 TB of Worcheshire (sp...

Dear wife and I made three casseroles dishes of this and froze one dish. These are delicious and we love this recipe. We'll be making this again, we enjoy cooking and experimenting with new foun...

Excellent recipe... I love it! I wondered if it was really necessary to use Tomato Soup, Tomato Juice and Tomato Ketchup, but I'm glad I did... The combination cooked down nicely to not only be ...

This was the 1st time I made golabki by myself. Delicious! This recipe is a keeper. It's like my Babcia's recipe! I only used 2 cans of soup, more than enough sauce. The cabbage needed to be in ...