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Stuffed Cabbage


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  • 1 large or 2 medium heads of cabbage
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Hungarian Paprika
  • 1 large can tomato juice
  • 1 can sauerkraut
  • 1 package smoked kielbasa, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • salt & pepper


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Core cabbage and boil in large pot of water until slightly tender. Remove from water and cool, separate leaves and place in

Step 2

In skillet heat shortening, add diced onions and cook until browned.

Step 3

Add paprika and simmer until darkened. Remove from
heat and let cool.

Step 4

In a separate bowl, combine beef, pork, cooked onions, salt, pepper, and rice.

Step 5

Stuffed Cabbage - Step 5

Remove bulk of center vein from each cabbage leaf with a knife. Place 1/4 to 1/2 cup meat mixture in cabbage leaf near stem end, roll towards edge of leaf and tuck in sides. Repeat with all leaves/meat,

Step 6

Stuffed Cabbage - Step 6

Place cabbage rolls in deep pot, layering rolls with sauerkraut and pieces of kielbasa,

Step 7

Stuffed Cabbage - Step 7

Add tomato juice and water until filled as high as cabbage rolls. Spread remaining sauerkraut on top.

Step 8

Cook over medium high heat for 1-2 hours.


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  • 1 onion
  • 5 - 6 thick rashers bacon
  • 1/2 lb sausage meat
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • Salt
  • 1 cabbage head


  1. Fry the bacon in a skillet, then add onion, and meat.
  2. Add tomato paste, bell peppers, garlic and salt, and simmer till cooked through
  3. Boil 1 whole cabbage head in salted water till tender
  4. Spoon mixture into individual cabbage leaves, and fold carefully to form little rolls
  5. Serve with any remaining mixture
  6. Enjoy!

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