Mom's Stuffed Cabbage

Mom's Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

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Sally Hagarty


This is a recipe for stuffed cabbage. Many people call them galumpkes, my mom called them chalapches - but everyone loves them. Let me know what you think!

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1 large
head of cabbage
1 lb
ground beef - raw
1/2 c
cooked rice
1/2 tsp
salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp
pepper (or to taste)
1 can(s)
stewed tomatoes
1 can(s)
6 oz. tomato sauce
3 or 4 Tbsp
distilled white vinegar
3 or 4 Tbsp

How to Make Mom's Stuffed Cabbage


  • 1Cut around stalk of cabbage & place head of cabbage in boiling water, just long enough to remove each leaf. Remove leaves to use for cabbage rolls.
  • 2Combine ground beef with cooked rice, salt and pepper.
  • 3In large kettle, combine stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and equal amounts of vinegar and sugar (3 or 4 tbs.).
  • 4Take small scoop of ground beef mixture - place on one end of cabbage leaf, roll, tucking ends in to seal. Place cabbage rolls in kettle with other ingredients.
  • 5Bring to boil, reduce to simmer, and simmer, slowly, for 3 to 4 hours.

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About Mom's Stuffed Cabbage

Course/Dish: Vegetables