These cabbage rolls are stuffed with ground beef and rice and baked to perfection with a tangy tomato sauce. Cabbage rolls are favorite comfort food, a dish that might be reserved for special occasions. This recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls is a very popular recipe. This stuffed cabbage rolls recipe is cabbage leaves filled with beef and rice, coated in a homemade tomato sauce and baked to perfection. A comfort food classic that’s hearty, delicious and simple to make. The magic about cabbage rolls is the meat and the rice cook in the cabbage itself. To ensure even cooking, don’t use the outermost leaves of the cabbage—they don’t have as much moisture. Also, don’t forget to cover the baking dish with foil. You need that steam circulating! I’ve been eating stuffed cabbage since I was a child, and I’ve been working on this recipe for a long time to create the ultimate rendition of cabbage rolls. Serve your stuffed cabbage rolls with a side of mashed potatoes and broccoli, and watch the rave reviews pour in!
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and ground pork with a tangy and spicy tomato based sauce seasoned with herbs and spices. A great make-ahead weeknight meal or for a special gathering
I don’t know where I got this recipe, but I have been using it for well over 20 years. Works well in a slow cooker.
- 2 heads of cabbage
- 2 lbs ground beef (or veal/beef/pork mix)
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 2 slices diced onion
- 1 -15 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1-28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce (in meat)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Put a head of cabbage in a pot of boiling water, and peel off the cabbage leaves one at a time.
- Cut off the rough part on the end of the cabbage leaf with a sharp knife.
- Mix all ingredients together except the 15 oz can of tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes and put a small amount (size of a sausage) on a cabbage leaf, and roll up like a fajita and place seam side down in a casserole dish. I put tomato sauce and a cabbage leaf or 2 on the bottom of the casserole dish so the Halupky won’t burn.
- Pour crushed tomatoes over Halupkys.
- Cover and bake approximately 75 minutes at 375º.
- Turn oven down to 325º and bake for approximately 90 more minutes until cabbage is tender. Baste every hour.
- Serve with tomato sauce.