Stuffed Cabbages

2 heads of cabbage 
2 lbs ground beef (or veal/beef)
3 cups cooked rice 
1 egg 
1 tsp garlic 
1 tbsp parsley
2 slices diced onion 
1 -15 oz. can tomato sauce 
1-28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato sauce (in meat)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Put a head of cabbage in a pot of boiling water, and peel off the cabbage leaves one at a time.  
Cut off the rough part on the end of the cabbage leaf with a sharp knife.  
Mix all ingredients together except the 15 oz can of tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes and put a small amount (size of a sausage) on a cabbage leaf, and roll up like a fajita and place seam side down in a casserole dish. I put tomato sauce and a cabbage leaf or 2 on the bottom of the casserole dish so the Halupky won't burn.
Pour crushed tomatoes over Halupkys.  
Cover and bake approximately 75 minutes at 375º. 
Turn oven down to 325º and bake for approximately 90 more minutes until cabbage is tender. Baste every hour.  
Serve with tomato sauce. 


  1. Sounds like a very good recipie compared to some I be tried

  2. It's a typo, it'd supposed to say Haluski... It's cabbage and noodles

  3. Used Google
    "Halupki, also known as stuffed cabbage on the Russian/Ukranian side of my family, is a dish made of rice, beef, and pork encased in cabbage drizzled with a thin, sweet tomato sauce. My grandma Eugenia is 98 and she taught me how to make this comfort food classic. Every family has their own twist on this traditional dish. I hope you enjoy these with mashed potatoes just as we always do in my family!"

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  5. I am Polish and my mother always made golumpki - stuffed cabbage. Most recipes are similar, but I notice that they all use cooked rice to mix with the meat. We always did (and still do) use raw rice. By the time the meat and cabbage are done, so is the rice. I think it helps the meat stay together without making it too glue-y.