"This is an extremely reductive version of the traditional Polish dish, Golabki or Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. This recipe was given to my mother by her Polish mother-in-law several years ago. Simple Golabki is tasty, easy, and quick." — Devon
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lean ground beef
1 (28 ounce) can
ground black pepper
This was a very good recipe, however I found that it needed a few more spices. I added a 1/4 tsp of paprika, 2 tsp of dried parsley flakes and an additional clove of garlic. I also added a 15 oz can of tomato sauce. Then added a dollop of sour cream to each serving. With these changes it would be five star. Also it took closer to 20 minutes of simmering to get the cabbage to where my wife and I like it.
This is also very good using ground turkey.
Even with some embellishing (adding more garlic, Worcestershire sauce and V-8 rather than water) this fell short for us in both flavor as well as eye appeal. Still, it was an easy one dish meal that came together quickly. I think this could be improved by preparing it with tomato sauce rather than the diced tomatoes and adding some cooked rice.
I have been making this for several years, it is really easy and tastes great.
About a thousand times easier than rolling the dang rolls! I changed this up quite a bit, though. I made it using my family recipe although in a big pot, like a goulash. I did everything here EXCEPT a doubled the meat, added a few cups of cooked white rice (cooked in chicken broth with a big dollop of butter) added dried thyme to taste (1tsp+) and used a liter of tomato juice instead of the canned tomatoes. I personally like butter melted on top for serving, too. My son loves this dish so much that I feed it to him for breakfast with an egg on top.
I just made this plate, and it was great. I changed the recipe a little bit though. I added some turmeric, parsley, basil and tarragon. I also boiled some split peas and added it to the dish.
I love simple recipes, they get me started making something which otherwise I might find too complicated. I made changes to this and have saved it as my favorite unstuffed (low carb friendly) cabbage recipe. I sauted onion and garlic and used 2lb hot italian sausage/hamburger mix and browned it before adding to the pot. I added a cup of tomato sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons of splenda, and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg. When the concoction was close to done, I turned up the heat and removed the lid on the pot to reduce the moisture but not overboil the leaves. I'll make it this way forever. Thank you for giving me a great start.
Simple Golabki Haiku: "Such a cinch to make. (Needed more time to simmer.) Happy with our meal!" I added the onion and garlic (more than 1 clove) to the meat as it browned, and included some paprika and cayenne pepper (per another review), and the only other thing different was finding that it took longer than the stated 7-10 min. for the cabbage to be tender (at least tender our tastes, but still retaining some crunch.) Great easy entree!
This dish is delicious! I served it with mashed potatoes and the taste was spot on for my traditional stuffed cabbage. I do think that next time I won't crumble the ground beef as much, so there will be chunkier bites of meat. I doubled the recipe, except for the meat, because I had a very large head of cabbage and it still turned out yummy!!! Garlic powder, paprika and parsley were added with the salt and pepper. I also used 4 cloves of garlic.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 87
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