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Old-Fashioned Polish Stuffed Cabbage – Golabki

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Old-Fashioned Polish Stuffed Cabbage – Golabki

Growing up in a HUGE Polish family, old-fashioned Polish stuffed cabbage is the absolute must have for Sunday dinner, or graduation parties, or Christmas, or weddings, or, you get the picture. We love stuffed cabbage so much that when our church served it I would drive 3 1/2 hours home from college just to eat this with my family. The women of the church put so much time and love into this meal and it was obvious!

So, while all of my gardening friends were dreaming of turning their cabbage crops into sauerkraut (which I also love by the way), I was dreaming of Golabki! Serve this meal with mashed potatoes, roasted carrots and some good crusty bread and prepare to be in your own heaven on Earth!


Ingredients

2 Large or 3-4 Medium heads of cabbage

2 lbs ground beef

1 lb ground pork

2 cups cooked rice

2 eggs

4 garlic cloves, pressed

1 large onion, diced

2 Tbls butter

3 Tbls Italian Seasonings

1 tsp Italian Seasonings

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

2 pint jars (or 14 oz cans) of canned tomatoes, I use home canned

1 pint (or 12 oz can) tomato sauce

Directions

Day 1
  1. Saute garlic and onions in the butter until the onions are translucent and set aside to cool.
  2. Beat to eggs with the Italian Seasonings, salt and pepper.
  3. In a LARGE bowl combine the beef, pork, rice, garlic and onions, and eggs mixture. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
  4. Cover and let rest in the fridge overnight
Day 2
  1. Core cabbage
  2. Blanche the cabbage head in boiling water and remove each leaf as it becomes limp.
  3. After the leaves are removed ( I have a hard time waiting and end up burning my fingers when I don’t) use a pairing knife to remove the thick portion of the stem.
  4. Put 2-3 Tbls of the meat filling in the center of each leaf and roll it up like a burrito.
  5. Place seam side down.
    1. If you are having the whole huge family over you can fill a roasting dish and continue with the next steps.
    2. You can also freeze this in smaller portions at this point and continue later. For just me and the hubby, I can get 5 8″x8″ pans made up.

 

  1. Pour the canned tomatoes over the finished product and crush them a bit. Add the tomato sauce and sprinkle with the remaining Italian Seasoning.

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2.Bake covered for 350°F for 2 hours.

 

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Old-Fashioned Polish Stuffed Cabbage - Golabki

Old-Fashioned Polish Stuffed Cabbage - Golabki

Ingredients

  • 2 Large or 3-4 Medium heads of cabbage
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 3 Tbls Italian Seasonings
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasonings
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 pint jars (or 14 oz cans) of canned tomatoes, I use home canned
  • 1 pint (or 12 oz can) tomato sauce

Instructions

  1. Saute garlic and onions in the butter until the onions are translucent and set aside to cool.
  2. Beat to eggs with the Italian Seasonings, salt and pepper.
  3. In a LARGE bowl combine the beef, pork, rice, garlic and onions, and eggs mixture. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
  4. Cover and let rest in the fridge overnight
  5. Core cabbage
  6. Blanche the cabbage head in boiling water and remove each leaf as it becomes limp.
  7. After the leaves are removed ( I have a hard time waiting and end up burning my fingers when I don't) use a pairing knife to remove the thick portion of the stem.
  8. Put 2-3 Tbsp of the meat filling in the center of each leaf and roll it up like a burrito.
  9. Place seam side down.
  10. If you are having the whole huge family over you can fill a roasting dish and continue with the next steps.
  11. You can also freeze this in smaller portions at this point and continue later. For just me and the hubby, I can get 5 8"x8" pans made up.
  12. Pour the canned tomatoes over the finished product and crush them a bit.
  13. Add the tomato sauce and sprinkle with the remaining Italian Seasoning.
  14. Bake covered for 350°F for 2 hours.

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