Meat and Cabbage (Old German Recipe)

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the hamburger well with salt and pepper and add the egg. Mix well.
  2. Mix in rice.
  3. To make sauce, melt the butter and add the tomato soup and an equal amount of water and add to onion.
  4. Add the parsley, celery, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper, and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Wash the cabbage leaves and boil until tender.
  6. Put 2 tbsp of meat mixture in each leaf and roll tightly.
  7. Secure each roll with a toothpick.
  8. Place in a saucepan and pour sauce over rolls.
  9. Cover pan tightly and cook slowly for 3 hours.
  10. Serve very hot.
Most Helpful

This tasted great, just like Grandma's stuffed cabbage (and how I loved that). I only had about a third of a cabbage left from making coleslaw so instead of wrapping the meat/rice I rolled it into balls, cut the cabbage into chunks, and put both in the sauce. It worked out just as well and I didn't have to roll up all those leaves (tedious). Otherwise I used the exact ingredients. Thanks for this, I'll be making it often.

Mark Kovach March 08, 2003

Yum, just like my mom's stuffed cabbage leaves!

kwlabear February 28, 2003

We really enjoyed this, but I did make some changes from the outset. For health reasons, I used ground turkey. I also added garlic. I decided to bake this at 325 for 3 hours. It was a little dry so maybe next time I will either lower the temp to 300 or reduce the cooking time to 2 hours. I bet this would be nice in the crock pot too! Thanks for a great recipe!

*sweetomato* February 12, 2007