Polish Cabbage Rolls Recipe (Golabki)
This easy Polish cabbage rolls recipe has ground beef, onions, and uncooked white rice wrapped in cabbage leaves. It is then topped with tomato sauce and cooked in the oven for 2 hours.
(to cook cabbage)
(to mix ground beef ingredients)
(for the oven)
head of cabbage
can tomato sauce
cans green beans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cut the core out of the cabbage. Separate the leaves. Boil in water until tender, less than 5 minutes. Drain leaves in a colander. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, pepper, and uncooked white rice.
Add 1 medium diced onion. Mix together.
Shape the ground beef mixture into individual oblong rolls. Put each individual ground beef roll in the center of a cabbage leaf and roll it up.
Arrange the cabbage rolls and any extra pieces of cabbage into a roasting pan.
Pour just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.
Pour the can of tomato sauce over all of the cabbage rolls.
Bake for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on how hot your oven gets.
Optional Carrots and Green Beans
Pour 2 cans of carrots and 2 cans of green beans over the top of the cabbage rolls before baking.
Onions are optional. I couldn't imagine these cabbage rolls without them though.
When I have fresh raw carrots, the big long carrots, or baby carrots, I will use them instead of canned carrots. The 2 hour cooking time cooks them up as tender as can be.
If you have a garden in the summertime and plant green beans, they are great to use for this recipe too.
beef, cabbage, cabbage rolls, ground beef, hamburger
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