Polish Cabbage Rolls

7
Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

I posted this recipe for my friend Eddie at Just A Pinch! Here is another Polish food for ya Eddie!!!

This is a traditional food that came from my Polish mother-in-law.

This was made for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter along with all the other goodies!

Enjoy!!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
16 - 35 (depending on size)
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • MEAT MIXTURE

  • 2- 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2- 1/2 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 tsp
    each: sage, garlic powder, salt, pepper
  • 2 c
    cooked rice
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1
    each: red bell pepper, green bell pepper (minced)
  • 2 large
    onions (minced)
  • CABBAGE WRAPS

  • 2 large
    heads cabbage
  • 1 box
    rounded toothpicks (optional)
  • SAUCE

  • 2 can(s)
    tomatoes
  • 2 can(s)
    tomato juice
  • 3 can(s)
    cream of tomato soup
  • 1 tsp
    each: sage, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    hungarian paprika
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar

How to Make Polish Cabbage Rolls

Step-by-Step

  1. In large bowl: Mix together well the meat mixture ingredients. Set aside until cabbage is ready.
  2. Remove core from cabbage. Remove any loose leaves from the cabbage. Place them in a large pan of boiling water until they are softened enough to roll up with out breaking. Transfer them to a colander rinse with cool water. Drain well. Put remaining part of cabbage head into the water in the pot. after about 8 - 10 minutes, peel off cabbage leaves being careful not to rip them. Rinse in cool water. Repeat until done.
  3. Thin out the thick stem part of the leaf by carefully cutting across the stem taking one or more layers out so you can roll each leaf easily.

    Put some of the meat mixture into a cabbage leaf that has been prepared. Start rolling away from you. Fold over each side. Continue rolling up (like an egg roll). Optional: Use a toothpick to secure cabbage leaf if needed. Roll them up like you would an egg roll and place seam side down on a platter. When these are all done, set aside a few minutes.
  4. Mix the sauce together in a big stainless steel pot. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat to a simmer.
  5. Place unused cabbage leaves in the bottom of the pan. Place all of the cabbage rolls on the unused leaves.
  6. Simmer for about an hour with a lid on the pot.
    Or you can bake at 350 degrees , covered with lid or foil for about an hour.


    **** Serve with corn and mashed potatoes, using the sauce as your gravy. Make sure you remove the toothpicks if you choose to use them.

Printable Recipe Card

About Polish Cabbage Rolls

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Polish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom
Hashtags: #meat, #cabbage, #polish




Show 21 Comments & Reviews

Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Once you try these cheesy bacon baked brussels sprouts, you'll never eat them a different way again! Click here for the Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts recipe!

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Kitchen Crew

Cauliflower is magical! It's a natural source of antioxidants, packed with fiber and contains choline (which is essential for learning and memory). It's delicious and versatile. Cauliflower takes on the...

26 Delicious Ways To Prepare Asparagus Recipe

26 Delicious Ways to Prepare Asparagus

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Asparagus is a crazy healthy food that you should be eating, so here are 26 yummy asparagus recipes you should try ASAP!