Cabbage Rolls (Polish Style)

Cabbage Rolls (polish Style) Recipe

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Vivian Baker


Mom's cabbage rolls were always a hit. I don't know if it was better the second day as there were never any left over.

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2 lb
lean ground beef
1 c
rice, uncooked
1 small
diced onion
1 medium
diced green or red bell pepper
1 large
1 tsp
paprikia (hungarian is best)
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
black pepper and salt (season to taste)
1 tsp
2 can(s)
tomatoe sauce (15 ounce)
1 can(s)
sauerkraut (large)
1 c
sweet bbq sauce (ketchup w/ 1 tbl brown sugar can be substituted
1 qt
v8 juice or tomato juice

How to Make Cabbage Rolls (Polish Style)


  • 2Core cabbage (cut out the central hard core) Place in large pot of boiling water for 8-10 minutes.
  • 3Several layers of the outer leaves should be soft
    enough to remove from the head.
  • 4When you've removed as many as you can, return the head to the steamer to soften more leaves until finished.
  • 5Take a sharp knife and remove as much of the central vein as you can.
  • 6FILLING: Mix all the other ingredients together in a bowl. Except V8 juice, sauerkraut and tomato sauce (Save for layering with cabbage rolls
  • 7Work it with your hands ingredients are thoroughly mixed into the meat.
  • 8Now, take some of the mixture and set it in the hollow of a leaf, with the end that was near the core towards you.
  • 9Fold the end nearest you about 1/2 way over the mix.
  • 10Fold the left side over the mix and then the right side.
  • 11Roll about 1/2 turn away from you so that the seam is on the bottom.
    Use toothpicks if necessary (But remove before serving)
  • 12Place in a deep electric skillet or dutch oven seam side down and layer with sauerkraut, tomato sauce, then cabbage rolls, then sauerkraut , tomato sauce.
  • 13When finished layering pour in the V8 to top of layers.
  • 14Cover and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for at least an hour, preferably longer. Add more V8 if needed during cooking.
  • 15Serve with mashed potatoes and corn or carrots and use sauce as gravy

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About Cabbage Rolls (Polish Style)

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy