Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Galumpkis)

"I came across several different recipes for this Polish dish and liked them all, but couldn't find one that incorporated everything I was looking for. So, true to self, I decided to create my own. Here is my version of this delicious cuisine with common ingredients that most of us keep on hand. I hope you enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add whole head of cabbage to a pot of boiling water. Boil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove cabbage from water, drain and allow to cool.
  • Once cooled, carefully peel leaves off of cabbage. You will need 12 leaves total.
  • Cut the hard stem out of the bottom of each leaf, being careful to not tear the leaves. Set leaves aside.
  • Add ground beef, rice, onion, diced tomatoes, egg and Worchestershire sauce to a bowl.
  • Season to taste with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Mix all ingredients well. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, mix the tomato sauce, garlic, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Heat mixture through. Set aside.
  • Fill each cabbage leaf with the ground beef mixture.
  • Roll each leaf closed, folding in the sides as you roll.
  • Place the rolls seam down in a baking dish.
  • Cover the rolls with the sauce.
  • Bake for 1 hour uncovered.
  • Serve with sour cream.

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I love to eat, and I love to cook so here I am! As a mother of two that works full-time and attends college full-time, I like to make dishes that are cheap and use easy ingredients. Quick (most of the time) and simple is my motto. My recipes will normally include ingredients that you find on shelves in your local grocery stores. I like using canned sauces or vegetables and spices for my foods and adding my own zing to make the dish my own. I guess I want chefs to understand that you don't have to spend an arm and a leg on fresh ingredients to make a great dish!
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