STUFFED CABBAGE (sweet and Sour)grandma Jennie Poe

Stuffed Cabbage (sweet And Sour)grandma Jennie Poe

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Irene Hirschman


My grandma never measured. I watched her as an adult and counted "glugs" and " hand-fulls" and after about 5-6 tries I came up with the measurements regular people can use. This was my favorite dish that she cooked. It was always ready when I came over. Hope you like it.


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yield 24-26 rolls
1 Hr
2 Hr 30 Min


  • 2 medium
    green cabbage heads

  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 large
    onion, minced
  • 1 c
    raw white rice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 large
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 1 large
    apple, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2
    lemons squeezed
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • 3 medium
    cans or 1 large can sacramento tomato juice

How to Make STUFFED CABBAGE (sweet and Sour)grandma Jennie Poe


  1. Core cabbages (remove core), and steam one at a time in about 1-2 inches of water until cabbage leaves are easily peeled from head without ripping. Separate leaves and set on paper towels to soak up moisture
  2. Prepare meat mixture in medium bowl while cabbage is steaming, mix well. Set aside.
    Line bottom of Dutch oven with sliced apples .
  3. Fill each cabbage leaf at the vein end (bottom end up) with about 1 heaping tablespoon of meat mixture, and fold over sides and roll up. Place each one in large Dutch oven seam side down. Fill each leaf according to size. Place around bottom of pot in circle, laying cabbage rolls over the spaces between the rolls on previous rows going upwards.
  4. In large mixing bowl, mix sauce ingredients together.until well blended. Pour over the cabbage rolls, making sure the liquid reaches the bottom. Add enough water to have liquid cover the rolls by one inch . Cover tightly and cook on a low flame for 1 1/2 hours, check for taste and correct. Cook 1 hour more
  5. Remove from pot and serve with Kugelis or mashed potatoes.

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About STUFFED CABBAGE (sweet and Sour)grandma Jennie Poe

Course/Dish: Beef Other Main Dishes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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