Rating: 4 stars
18 Ratings
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Grew up eating golumpki. Yes I'm mostly Polish, but always wanted more sauce on them and didn't like the 'mushiness' of the burger inside. This is the version I came up with and hope you enjoy!

Recipe Summary

1 hr 20 mins
1 hr 35 mins
15 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Boil cabbage in a stockpot until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix salt, parsley, onion powder, and black pepper into ground beef.

  • Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir tomato soup and crushed tomatoes together in a bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Combine cabbage, seasoned ground beef, rice, and tomato mixture together in a bowl; transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe uses a lot of sauce. If you like the traditional golumpki-version, you may want to reduce the amount of sauce. I happen to dislike the old family recipes that are very dry.

I put the brand names of the sauce in there, because it is my personal preference and love the flavor.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 36.7g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 34.8mg; sodium 726.7mg. Full Nutrition