Best Ever Cabbage Rolls

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • Core cabbage and place in a large pot. Fill hole with vinegar and salt. Fill pot with water to top of cabbage but not flowing into the core. Bring to a boil, turn stove off and leave overnight. The next morning your cabbage is cooled and ready to work with, perfect!
  • Combine ground beef, pork, cooked rice, 2 tablespoons sugar, 4 tablespoons onion, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon paprika.
  • Grab an appropriate sized handful of meat for the size of cabbage leaf and place at the core end of the leaf, roll, tucking sides of the leaf inches.
  • Place on a platter seam side down.
  • Continue with remaining leaves.
  • Saute diced onion in the canola oil with salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon paprika, until translucent.
  • Place in the bottom of a large roasting pan.
  • Add hot water and stir to combine.
  • Place cabbage rolls on top of the onion mixture, arranging smaller ones on the second layer.
  • Mix tomato sauce with the brown sugar and lemon juice; pour over the cabbage rolls.
  • Cover and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.