Golabki (Stuffed Cabbage)

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I remember eating only the stuffing when I was young. Now I eat it all and my kids cabbage they don't want. It's worth all the work!!!!! You can cook stove top very low heat,I use a rack on the bottom of the pot then layer the rolls, to prevent burning! Off the top of my head I'd say it makes about 20 rolls (give or take).Smacznego!

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  • add   2 eggs
  • add   2 cups cooked white rice
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • add   1 lb ground veal
  • add   1 head cabbage
  • add   4 carrots
  • add   1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • add   1 cup tomato paste
  • add   1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • add   1 lb ground beef
  • add   1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • add   1 lb ground pork
  • add   1/4 cup butter
  • add   1 1/2 cups water or beef broth
  • add   1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • add   1 cup chopped onions
  • add   1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • add   2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • add   2 bay leaves
  • add   16 ounces mushrooms


  1. Parboil cabbage in a large pot, removing leafs as they fall off into the water and are tender.
  2. Cook till all leaves are tender, but not ripping apart; usually 15.
  3. Run under cold water and drain.
  4. Cut the thick membrane off back of each leaf.
  5. While cabbage is cooking saute onion in butter until lightly browned.
  6. Put all the uncooked meat into a large mixing bowl add eggs.
  7. Add the sauted onions.
  8. Next add salt pepper, celery salt, parsley, nutmeg, and worcestershire sauce along with the cooked rice.
  9. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Lay out leaves and depending upon their size, place 2-3 tablespoons of meat mixture on the wider side.
  11. Roll leaf up and over meat, tuck in sides of leaf, and continue to roll to use all leaves and stuffing.
  12. Place rolls, seam down into a greased roasting pan.
  13. Then layer carrots and mushrooms over cabbage.
  14. Mix together the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water and brown sugar and pour evenly over all the rolls.
  15. Season with salt and pepper to taste and bay leaves.
  16. Cover roaster and bake 325 degrees for 2- 2&1/2 hours.
  17. Half way through baking check to make sure there's enough liquid; additional water can be added.
  18. To serve, spoon sauce over rolls.
  19. Serve with Mashed potatoes!
  20. Check my recipe for garlic mashed poatoes.