Grandma’s Stuffed Cabbage (Polish Golabki ‘Gowumki’) Recipe
This is an original Polish recipe and is called Golabki (pronounced Gowumki). I’ve also seen it spelled Golumki. Either way, this recipe is the traditional Polish way of making delicious stuffed cabbage rolls.
My grandmother passed away when I was in 2nd grade, but this is one recipe I do remember her making. It is one of our ‘Sunday Dinner’ traditions recipes that we have at least once a year, if not more. It works great for a crowd, hence having it at Sunday Dinner, and is perfect when accompanied with Mashed Potatoes. Since the rolls contain your vegetable, you don’t need to have a third dish for your dinner. Actually, for me, I have the rolls as my full dinner since it contains the rice in it, so it’s a meal in one!
Enjoy! Cieszyć się!
Stuffed Cabbage (Polish Golabki ‘Gowumki’)
This is an original Polish recipe and is called Golabki (pronounced Gowumki). I've also seen it spelled Golumki. Either way, this recipe is the traditional Polish way of making delicious stuffed cabbage rolls.
- 1lb Ground Beef
- 1/3lb Ground Pork
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion (chopped)
- 1 cup Rice (washed)
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 2-4 dashes Salt & Pepper
- 1 head Cabbage
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1 pinch Marjoram Leaves
- 28oz Canned Tomatoes (crushed)
You can also choose to use 1 lb Ground Turkey and 1/2 pound extra lean ground beef for a leaner version.
|Mix the ground meat, onion, rice, egg, milk, salt and pepper. |
|Scoop out the core of the cabbage and pour boiling water into it until the leaves become tender. Remove the tender leaves and spread each leaf with lemon sized portions of the meat mixture, folding the two opposite sides and rolling. Fasten with toothpicks, if necessary. Put the cabbage rolls in a covered baking dish or pan. |
|Pour the can of tomatoes or tomato juice over the rolls until the juice is almost to the top (about 3/4 of the way, adding water, if necessary). Add the bay leaf and marjoram, cover and bake in a 350 degree oven 1 1/2 to 2 hours. |
Grandma’s Polish Stuffed Cabbage Golabki