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grandma's cabbage casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

This is one of my dad's mom's Hungarian recipes. Grandma lived with my mom and dad until she passed away when I was 3 months old. She left a lot of hand written recipes for my mom who was only 19 at the time- my mom made a lot of these recipes for our family growing up in the 40's and 50's, now I have some of these recipes in my arsenal and have tweaked them a bit for modern times- hope you like this one. Enjoy! Photo from ifood.

(1 rating)
yield 10 -12 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grandma's cabbage casserole

  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    sweet hungarian paprika, more or less to taste
  • 1 c
  • 16 oz
    jar sauerkraut, rinsed and drained(processed cabbage)
  • pinch of dry thyme
  • 1 c
    cooked rice
  • 10 sm
    smoked sausages
  • 1 c
    dairy sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make grandma's cabbage casserole

  • 1
    In a large skillet sauté the onion in oil over medium heat until translucent; add meat. paprika and water; cook meat for about 12 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and meat is no longer pink. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a large pot or Dutch oven cook the sauerkraut and smoked sausage until heated through, season with the thyme.Set aside. Remove sausage and slice in half lengthwise.
  • 3
    In a large casserole dish sprayed with non-stick spray; place 1/2 the sauerkraut then all the pork and onion mixture, then all the rice. Layer the remaining sauerkraut over the rice and then place the sliced smoked sausage on top-next spread the sour cream on top. Bake at 350^ for 30-45 minutes. Let set for 5 minutes, then cut with a sharp knife. Serve with sour cream.