Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr

A recipe from my mother's friend. We always make extra to freeze.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil cabbage until softened.
  2. Remove from pot.
  3. Using oven mitts, peel leaves off.
  4. Mix beef, rice, salt/pepper, egg and milk and onions in bowl.
  5. Fill cabbage leaves with mixture and roll up.
  6. Place cabbage rolls in a 9" x 13" baking dish.
  7. Mix ingredients of sauce together and pour over cabbage rolls.
  8. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

I used a ground soy meatless instead of the ground beef in the filling (for health reasons) and the filling turned out fine! I noticed there was no amount given for cabbage in the recipe and I had to guess. I ended up with way more filling at the end after preparing enough rolls for 6 people. I will say I think the tomato paste in the sauce must be a mis-print because the sauce ended up thick and pasty and tasted just like...tomato paste, and didn't pour over the rolls like a sauce at all. If I make this recipe again I certainly would try using tomato "sauce" instead, and seasoning with something, perhaps some paprika to start. Overall, a good recipe, if the sauce can be worked out. I have the extra filling in the freezer, ready to use in some green peppers topped with cheese. :)

Sue Lau April 21, 2002

We liked the basic recipe, but I added some chili powder and cumin to the meat for a bit more southwestern flavor.

Dave Salch February 27, 2002

Sorry, real Swedish cabbage rolls (k?ldolmar) isn't served with a tomato based sauce.

LarsN September 11, 2012

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