Polish Cabbage Rolls-Golabki

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 4 Ratings
Serves: makes 18 cabbage rolls
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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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Pat Duran Recipe
Well Seasoned
Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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user Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl - Jan 2, 2013
That looks so good Pat, I pinched it and pinned it!!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Jan 2, 2013
Thank you Didi for the pinch -hope you had a joyous New Year.. and great blessings for the new year..hugs,Pat
user Laura Spencer-Whitacre fuddbubbles - Jan 2, 2013
Oh Pat, right up my alley of taste buds. thanks for this awesome recipe. sounds so so good. xoxoxo laura
user jamie Beecham jamie4cakes - Jan 2, 2013
Thinking this will be Thursday nights dinner yummy

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