Recipe by Jillian
"Halupki, also known as stuffed cabbage on the Russian/Ukranian side of my family, is a dish made of rice, beef, and pork encased in cabbage drizzled with a thin, sweet tomato sauce. My grandma Eugenia is 98 and she taught me how to make this comfort food classic. Every family has their own twist on this traditional dish. I hope you enjoy these with mashed potatoes just as we always do in my family!"
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water to cover
1 1/2 pounds
lean ground beef
1 1/2 pounds
1 1/2 cups
cooked white rice
finely chopped onion
chopped fresh parsley
eggs, slightly beaten
ground black pepper
1 (28 ounce) can
2 2/3 tablespoons
Hi, I'm Jillian the submitter of this recipe. I would like to correct a couple of things with this recipe: 1) Using a paring knife, remove the core of the cabbage then boil it (the leaves will come off easier that way) 2) In the list of ingredients after 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce it should read 12 oz. reserved cabbage water 3) Once you're done with step 9, then you take any leftover leaves, cut them up or (shred) and place into the bottom of a roasting pan and layer the stuffed cabbage rolls over top. I use large eggs and 90/10 lean ground beef when preparing these and sometimes sub fresh minced garlic for the garlic powder. (Also, 2/3 Tbsp. is 2 tsp. for the sugar) I've been making Halupki (stuffed cabbage) for years and my 98 year old Grandma has probably made thousands of these! She taught me how to make them and that's a memory I'll always treasure. We had such fun that day... Be sure to serve with mashed potatoes or sour cream and chive mashed potatoes for a twist. I hope you and your family enjoy these as much as everyone in my family does!
I grew up next to an older Hungarian couple who loved to feed my sister and I . I have searched for something even close to my memory of her amazing cabbage rolls and unfortunately I'm still searching. I found this recipe to be incredibly bland
I made this when it was a personal recipe.... Delicious! Delicious! Delicious! Just the right amounts of everything - I followed the recipe with the exception of using fresh garlic not powdered. Will definitely be making these again! Thanks for a great recipe Jillian! **update** I used some I had frozen - they were perfect! Freeze very well! ***I would like to add that this was one of my mom favorite things to eat when she was living with me. I had to puree it for her as she eventually developed swallowing issues. She always ate this for me and she turned away MANY other things I might offer her. Thanks Jillian for the recipe and for making my mom happy. :)
Thank you Jillian for sharing your Grandmother's recipe!!! It is absolutely WONDERFUL. I made it exactly as you have it (including the additional info you have in the review section). It takes some time to make but so worth every minute (granmom's recipes are always the best). It was a hit with the family and it makes so much (we will have no problem eating this again tomorrow. I highly recommend this recipe!!!
OMG. They are the best. Just like mom made. I have look for a good recipe .i glad I find a great one .thank you
Excellent authentic recipe! I am from Russia and know what I am talking about.
Thank you for the recipe Jillian!! It tastes just like my grandma's recipe. Deeeeelicious!!!!!!
PERFECT!!!! THE BEST I'VE EVER EATEN. I ALSO MADE IT FOR A FAMILY OF 8. THEY ALL SAID IT WAS FABULOUS!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Halupki (Stuffed Cabbage)
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 269
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