We are bringing it back to my Polish/Slovak roots this week with these two recipes. First this week is Stuffed Cabbage! This comes from my Grandpa Hanigosky, it’s hand written and I am only given amounts, so the technique of bringing it all together was up to me (& my moms childhood memories of making these) to bring it all together. The only way to eat these is with a big gob of mashed potatoes and some corn.
- 3 lbs Ground Beef
- 2 Eggs
- 1 TBSP Lawreys Seasoning Salt
- 1 TSP Garlic Powder
- 1 TBSP Parsley
- 1 Cup of Rice, boiled for 2 minutes
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 2 8oz Can Tomato Soup
- 1 Large Cabbage/2 Small/Medium Cabbage
Let’s Get Cooking
First things first, we need to boil that cabbage, it’s gonna make your house smell a little but just get over that now. Get the water boiling and core out the hard stem so that the leaves can be pulled off, drop the cabbage in one at a time. Be sure to watch the cabbage during this, removing from water to remove the soft outer leaves. While making this I noticed I would be removing the cabbage from the water and putting it back in. You’re making sure that these leaves will be able to roll. You won’t end up using the smaller cabbage leaves so leave them attached to the main stem, keep them we will be using them later!
Grab out a large mixing bowl and place all ingredients in, besides the cabbage. Make sure to boil the rice for 2 minutes before adding. Mix the ingredients well.
Preheat the oven to 350F
Once everything is all mixed together, scoop out some of the meat mixture and form a log. Grab a cabbage leaf and place the meat log [gross I know] on the end, where the stem would have been. Roll the stem side over the meat log, then fold in the two sides and complete the roll. Continue until you use up all the meat mixture. If you have any left over leaves, chop them up so they can be placed over the rolls in the pan.
Grab a deep roasting pan with a lid. Place cabbage rolls in the pan, you’re going to have to stack them on top of each other. Place left over chopped leaves on top if you have any. Pour over the tomato sauce & cover.
Cook for about 30 minutes.
When serving make sure you get all the yummy gravy over top everything! I hope you enjoy some of my family’s traditional recipes!
Made with Love,