cabbage rolls in mushroom sauce (Delicious)

Anna and Timothy (Tibor) Bosnyak


This is an old fashioned recipe that is my 'Great Grandmothers'.. We have kept it and vary it as the mood or holiday demands. You can add white raisins or some chopped dried apricots to the meat mixture to make it a bit more exotic Hungarians love to change things and make it their own so I encourage you to do the same. I chose to use Savoy cabbage as it is a better texture for my brood.

This is my first attempt to share my own recipe here so, please ask me if you have questions.. and forgive my English/spelling errors as I do my best!

So, from my wonderful family to yours,


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15 plenty or make and freeze in portions
2 Hr
1 Hr 20 Min


  • 2 lb
    ground beef (lean as possible)
  • 2 lb
    ground pork
  • 1
    red bell pepper minced
  • 1
    white onion minced or grated
  • 2 c
    pre-make jasmine rice and cook it with an 1/8th cup raisins sliced
  • 2 slice
    stale white bread in a saucer of cold milk
  • 2 medium
    carrots grated into 1 cup catsup
  • 2 Tbsp
    garam masala (
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    kosher salt or sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large
    eggs beaten
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 large
    savoy cabbage cored and steamed to a pilabel bright green
  • 2 box
    gramini mushrooms sliced and (sauted in garlic butter butter).
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 3 c
    whole milk
  • 1 stick
    real butter can be replaced with olive oil

How to Make cabbage rolls in mushroom sauce (Delicious)


  1. Add first all 13 of the ingredients and mix them together with your hands. cover and set aside, ( use small amounts of the water to make the mixture a little moist as you like it)
  2. Steam Savoy cabbage and cut out stems. place the cabbage leaf on a dinner plate and role about a 2 by 2 inch plump little log shape of the filling in leaf by folding both sides of cabbage over the sides. then slowly roll and tuck cabbage roll up, and place seam side down the repeat till all meat is rolled.
  3. chop up remaining cabbage and place in a large rectangular glass baking pan, and then fill this pan with the finished rolls of cabbage and add some water to the pan. place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 45 mins.
  4. in a 4 quart pot add mushrooms and bring to a a medium heat add cream and milk then bring to a boil.and lower a bit as this mixture can reduce till it becomes a sauce. Set on low and add 2 bouillon cubs one beef and one chicken let cook till rolls are baking then, pour over rolls and raise this sauce till pan is 3/4 full around cabbage rolls. and return to hot oven for 15 to twenty minutes more. Remove and spread the rest of the mushrooms on top.

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About cabbage rolls in mushroom sauce (Delicious)

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Hungarian
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free
Other Tag: Heirloom

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