Sweet 'n Sour Stuffed Cabbage Rolls ("golumbke")

Recipe by Mareesme
READY IN: 3hrs




  • Core cabbage and separate leaves (about 18 leaves).
  • Blanch cabbage leaves in boiling water to which 2 Tablespoons of vinegar has been added.
  • Gently pour into colander to drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Place beef in a large bowl.
  • Add cooked rice, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon of the white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar, beaten eggs, 1/2 cup chopped onion and ketchup.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Place approximately 1/3 cup mixture on each cabbage leaf and roll up,tucking in sides and secure with toothpicks.
  • Sprinkle diced carrots,remaining onions and celery on bottom of large casserole dish or baking pan.
  • Place rolls on top of vegetables in pan.
  • Coarsley chop tomatoes and pour in saucepan.
  • Add rest of sugar, brown sugar, gingersnaps and lemon juice.
  • Heat at slow simmer until sauce is heated through.
  • Sauce should have a sweet and sour taste.
  • Add more salt and pepper if you wish at this point.
  • Pour sauce over cabbage rolls and cover baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours.
  • Notes:
  • This dish can be frozen before baking, then thawed and baked when needed.
  • You could also divide this recipe and freeze half the rolls and sauce for another meal.