Holubky (Basic Slovak Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

“Meat and rice rolled up in cabbage leaves. Easy and yummy. High in Iron and Vitamins A, B, & C. Goes great with pierogi.”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice for 5 minutes; then drain.
  2. Remove core from cabbage and place in a large pot of boiling salted water.
  3. Boil until large outer leaves get slightly limp and separate from head (10 minutes); then remove and de-vein (save 2 cups cabbage water for sauce).
  4. Mix together meat, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, partially cooked rice, garlic salt, and pepper.
  5. Place about 4 tablespoons rice mixture (or according to size of leaf) on each cabbage leaf, fold the ends in over the filling and roll up.
  6. Stack tightly in a large pot or dutch oven.
  7. Add water saved from boiling cabbage and pour remaining tomato sauce on top.
  8. Cover and cook over medium heat for 2 hours (check occasionally to make sure the bottoms aren't scorching; turn heat down if they start to).
  9. Serve hot.

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