Aug 1, 2008


Filed under: beef,Recipes — Tags: , , , , , — Kay @ 8:15 am

One of my favorite recipes for Golumpki (stuffed cabbage rolls)



I use roughly 10 to 12 cabbage leafs. Scald them in boiling water for a about a minute until they’re soft enough to bend but still firm and fresh green.

Chop the rest of the cabbage, a medium onion, half a red bell pepper and garlic.

Sautee it all along with a teaspoon curry powder and a teaspoon ginger root powder. Let the vegetable mixture cool off a bit and add it to one pound ground beef, along with and egg and one teaspoon salt (high blood pressure and a toddler prevent me from overusing salt, some will like to use more than this) and a pinch of pepper.

Mix well and form 10 to 12 rolls. Place a meat roll on top of each cabbage leaf, roll it up and fold the sides underneath.

Put them in a greased oven dish (I use a cast iron one, but then again I always use the cast iron one:) and bake for 40-45 minutes (350/400)

This tastes really well with steamed rice (I personally spike the moist that comes from the cabbage rolls with some sweet soy sauce and pour that over the rice), but since I don’t care for rice I more often serve creamed garlic and parsley mashed potatoes on the side, and that works extremely well.

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      Hi again, Kay-

      I made your Golumpki recipe last night and my family LOVED it. I used ground chicken instead of beef and drizzled your yogurt-sour cream recipe over the top. How do you get your cabbage leaves apart in tact? I had a lot of tearing mishaps with the leaves and had to piece them together as I rolled. Any tricks?

      I really like your recipes. They’re very creative and most of the time, very healthy! I’m sure we’re getting some good calcium from that sour cream and you’ve inspired me to grow my own chives!


      Julie Whitman-Zai on Feb 14, 2009 @ 3:01 am Reply
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      hey Kay

      Golabki are very good with light tomato sauce at least i grew up on them in POland :) greetings , i will try to email u my Granny’s secret recipe :)


      PS i am your big fan ! :)

      Maja on May 9, 2009 @ 11:32 pm Reply
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      My family makes them a bit differently but PLEASE dont let this art die. Stuffed Cabbage is a delicious comfort food!

      Tewksbaby on Feb 15, 2012 @ 2:54 am Reply
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      Mijn vrouw is Poolse. Als ik haar hier eens mee wil verrassen, welke kool gebruik je dan? Ik dacht witte kool.
      (Heb het 1 maal geprobeerd, heerlijke vulling, maar die balderen waren taai.) 

      PaulO on Mar 22, 2012 @ 4:12 pm Reply
      1. Ik gebruik altijd groene kool!

        Kay on Mar 22, 2012 @ 7:48 pm Reply
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      They sound fine to me but in my opinion this is not Polish Golumpki because no one in Poland would use these ingredients like Soy sauce and no rice inside. I would suggest they are Cabbage Rolls, but not Golumpki.

      Tomas on Aug 4, 2013 @ 1:23 pm Reply

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