Grandma's Holopchi (Cabbage Rolls)

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“This recipe is a family favorite - but definitely not for anyone worried about calories. We have these at every family gathering.”
2 small casserole dishes

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2 -3 slices cooked bacon (optional)
  • 1 -2 large cabbage
  • 12 liter whipping cream
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Boil cabbage head and peel leaves off as they soften. (To make this easier you may want to freeze the heads first).
  2. Rinse rice and cook as directed.
  3. Add cooked ground beef and chopped cooked bacon to rice.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Using a sharp knife, slice the top of the spines off the cabbage leaves to make the leaves flat.
  6. Roll a teaspoon or two of the rice filling into the leaves like a log, making sure to tuck the sides of the leaves inches.
  7. Line each cabbage roll in a casserole dish.
  8. Once full, pour whipping cream over the top and cover with extra cabbage leaves to prevent top layer from burning.
  9. Cover and bake at 350°F or until cream has evaporated and tops of cabbage leaves are browning.
  10. Remove from oven, remove top cabbage leaves and enjoy!

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