Polish Cabbage Rolls-Golabki

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

This recipe is from my mother in law who was 100% Polish and often made golabki for Sunday dinner.
It's pronounced- gaw-WOHP-kee. This recipe like soup is better the next day. I hope you try this recipe- it is really very good!


Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves:
makes 18 cabbage rolls
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 large
head of cabbage
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 lb
ground pork or turkey
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1 medium
onion, diced
2 tsp
minced garlic
to taste
salt and pepper
1 large
egg
1 medium
golden delicious apple, grated
1 1/2 c
cooked white rice
3 1/2 c
hunt's tomato sauce
1/4 c
dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
red wine,optional
1 c
beef broth
1/4 c
lemon juice
1 c
dairy sour cream
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Core cabbage and place cored side up in a deep bowl or saucepan. cover with boiling water; let stand 5 minutes to soften and loosen leaves; drain. Remove 18 leaves and reserve. Place remaining cabbage on cutting board and shred or slice up. Place the shredded cabbage in the bottom of a buttered or sprayed baking pan. Sprinkle lightly with ground clove; set pan aside.
2
In a large bowl combine the beef and pork,salt and pepper,egg, shredded apple , onion and garlic; mix until well combined.Place mixture into a large skillet and cook until mixture is cooked and scrambled and meat is no longer pink- it does not need to be fully cooked it will finish in the oven. Drain any grease.
3
Preheat oven to 350^.
Mix the cooked rice into the meat mixture. Stir well to blend.
Place about 1/2 cup of mixture in the center of each cabbage leaf. Roll up, folding ends over,envelope style- like egg roll. Place each roll seam side down in baking pan on top of the shredded cabbage.Combine wine and beef broth and pour over cabbage rolls.
4
Combine tomato sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice; set aside. Cover pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes.Remove cover and pour tomato mixture over cabbage and bake for 20 minutes uncovered.
5
Serve with pan juices and drizzle of sour cream or thicken the pan juices with sour cream and pour the sauce over the cabbage rolls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Turkey, Pork
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Polish