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Golabki (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls) Recipe
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Golabki (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

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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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  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.
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  • 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.

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Dec 27, 2013

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 can of tomato sauce. Mix together and then pour over stuffed cabbage. It is also a good idea to mix some of the melted salt pork into the meat. By the way, I only use ground pork, no ground beef. Its more tender and flavorful.

May 14, 2014

I did not get to eat this, but my husband and kids did and they gave it 4 stars! They seemed to really enjoy it, thanks!


4 Ratings

Mar 01, 2014

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 wouldn't touch it. Her loss because the homemade soup was an added bonus to a dish we already like. Very nice flavor. I also added a little seasoning to my meat mix.All in all a very nice dish to serve for dinner.

Jul 12, 2014

It was watery and bland. Will fiddle with it some and try again.


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  • Calories
  • 394 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 17.9 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 1429 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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