To complete this weeks theme of recipes from the homeland I bring you Halušky! One of the most simple, delicious meals you might ever have and guess what, it’s a no waste recipe if you are using the leftover cabbage from the Stuffed Cabbage recipe! Let’s get into this recipe and be sure to salute to the motherland before eating.
- 1 1/2 lb Cabbage, cored, boiled, and sliced into long pieces
- 6-8 slices of Bacon, diced
- 6 TBSP Butter, cut into individual TBSP
- 2 cups Onion, diced
- 1 1/2 TSP Salt
- 1/2 TSP Black Pepper
- 6 oz Egg Noodles
Let’s Get Cooking
If you are using the left over cabbage that you already used for the stuffed cabbage, you are good to go, just slice length-wise the remaining cabbage. If you haven’t already boiled, don’t worry about it! Just core the cabbage and cut into length-wise pieces.
Get out a large skillet and add 2 TBSP of butter, left that melt and add the diced bacon, cook until it’s slightly crispy. Add in the diced onion and cook until they lighten in color.
Add in 2 more TBSP of butter + cabbage + salt & pepper. Mix until everything is combined, lower the heat to med & cook for about 10 min.
During this time cook the egg noodles by the package directions.
Check and make sure the cabbage is to the doneness of your liking, I like mine a bit more crunchy but that’s completely up to you. Once at your desired doneness, remove cover and add the cooked and drained egg noodles.
Add the remaining TBSP of butter and cook until all is combined.
Serve hot & with all the salt and pepper you desire!
You’ll want to eat the whole pan, trust me it’s hard not to.
Made with Love,
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,