Polish Cabbage Rolls

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

I posted this recipe for my friend Eddie at Just A Pinch! Here is another Polish food for ya Eddie!!!

This is a traditional food that came from my Polish mother-in-law.

This was made for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter along with all the other goodies!

Enjoy!!!


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Serves:
16 - 35 (depending on size)
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

MEAT MIXTURE

2- 1/2 lb
ground beef
2- 1/2 lb
ground pork
1 tsp
each: sage, garlic powder, salt, pepper
2 c
cooked rice
4
eggs
1
each: red bell pepper, green bell pepper (minced)
2 large
onions (minced)

CABBAGE WRAPS

2 large
heads cabbage
1 box
rounded toothpicks (optional)

SAUCE

2 can(s)
tomatoes
2 can(s)
tomato juice
3 can(s)
cream of tomato soup
1 tsp
each: sage, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder
1 Tbsp
hungarian paprika
1/3 c
brown sugar

Step-By-Step

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1In large bowl: Mix together well the meat mixture ingredients. Set aside until cabbage is ready.

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2Remove core from cabbage. Remove any loose leaves from the cabbage. Place them in a large pan of boiling water until they are softened enough to roll up with out breaking. Transfer them to a colander rinse with cool water. Drain well. Put remaining part of cabbage head into the water in the pot. after about 8 - 10 minutes, peel off cabbage leaves being careful not to rip them. Rinse in cool water. Repeat until done.

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3Thin out the thick stem part of the leaf by carefully cutting across the stem taking one or more layers out so you can roll each leaf easily.

Put some of the meat mixture into a cabbage leaf that has been prepared. Start rolling away from you. Fold over each side. Continue rolling up (like an egg roll). Optional: Use a toothpick to secure cabbage leaf if needed. Roll them up like you would an egg roll and place seam side down on a platter. When these are all done, set aside a few minutes.

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4Mix the sauce together in a big stainless steel pot. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat to a simmer.

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5Place unused cabbage leaves in the bottom of the pan. Place all of the cabbage rolls on the unused leaves.

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6Simmer for about an hour with a lid on the pot.
Or you can bake at 350 degrees , covered with lid or foil for about an hour.


**** Serve with corn and mashed potatoes, using the sauce as your gravy. Make sure you remove the toothpicks if you choose to use them.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Polish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom
Hashtags: #meat, #cabbage, #polish