Polish Cabbage Bundles

Polish Cabbage Bundles Recipe

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Connie Brannen


I remember having these so very many times as a child.It,s time to cook some now as a fall treat.I adore these and hope you will try them too.

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20 Min
45 Min


2 lb
1 1/2 c
cooked rice
1 large
cabbage head
1 can(s)
1 can(s)
tomato paste
2 clove
2 tsp
salt and pepper
1 large
diced onion


How to Make Polish Cabbage Bundles


  • 1Fry hamburger meat with onion and garlic cloves(both minced and diced)until done--then drain off meat grease..Put 3 cups of water in med. sauce pan/add 1 tsp salt and 1+1/2 cups rice to water.When it starts to boil--turn down heat to low-med.and simmer for 20 min. until done.
  • 2Have a second pot(large size) also on stove--full of water at a rolling boil.Wash the cabbage head and cut off bottom part of cabbage so that you can peel off each leaf--dropping it into boiling water-just for a min. till softens up.Remove to a plate on counter as you prepare each leaf.
  • 3In the meat pan--spoon in all rice and stir it up--add one can of tomato,s stir it up -add 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp pepper--stir it up again.Can also add in 2 tsp garlic power or garlic salt.
  • 4Next take a 9x13 baking pan and put down a cabbage leaf--hold open with your fingers and fill up with rice/hamburger into each leaf do this.As you finish a leaf--stick a toothpick into each one to close up each leaf.
  • 5Open tomato paste and add 3 cans of water to it in a med size bowl--use whisk to blend it well.Pour this over the bundles and bake at 350 degrees for 45 min. Enjoy!

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About Polish Cabbage Bundles

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Polish
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy