Halupki (Stuffed Cabbage)
I modified this recipe as follows:
I do not use eggs for stuffing, because rice is holding the meat together. I add grated onion, rice half way cooked, salt and pepper to the ground beef and turkey.
I sateed the stuffed cabages in olive oil on the skillet before putting them in a pot. At the bottom of the pot I place remaining cabbage leaves, then I add choped onions, babby carrots, a few bay leaves and blac pepper corns. Then I placed all stuffed cabages in a pot. To make sauce I use tomato juice,tomato paste, a dash of salt, black pepper,1 Tbs honey and very small amount of water. Mix it all up and taste the sauce. It should be sweet and sour. Pour sauce over the stuffed cabbages. Cook on the stove for almost 1 hr and then bake it in the oven at 375F for another 45 min covered. When cabbage is soft bake uncovered for anothe 15 min. Seve it with side of sourcream. It is a lot of work, but it freezes well and I make a big pot for left overs.
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Apr. 13, 2012