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Cabbage Rolls

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It’s my week for my mom to be staying at my house, which makes it a good time to make a big batch of cabbage rolls. I used to love watching my mom make the neat little rolls. I’ve been making them ever since.

Cabbage rolls do take some time to make,  but they are worth it. If you have a couple of extras hours some afternoon give this recipe a try.

I make a large batch so you can freeze some for another day.

Homemade Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

Course Main Course
Cuisine Polish
Keyword beef, cabbage, cabbage rolls, dinner, how to, recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 489 kcal


  • 2 lb ground chuck
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper adjust to your taste
  • 1 head cabbage soften
  • 2 can tomato soup


  1. Add beef, sausage, onion, garlic, oregano, cayenne pepper, and eggs together in a large bowl
  2. Add cooked rice
  3. Mix together, set aside.
  4. Remove any blemished outer leaves.
  5. Place head in a large pot, cover with water.
  6. Heat to boiling. Cutaway leaves as they become tender. I do it right in the pot. You can take it out of the pot to do this step. Careful it’s hot!
  7. Lay leaves on paper towels to dry and cool.
  8. Cut off the hard part of leaves.
  9. Lay leaf flat.
  10. Fill with a handful of meat/rice mixture.
  11. Roll forward once.
  12. Fold sides in.
  13. Roll forward again.
  14. Place in a single layer in a large oven-safe dish. I used a roaster pan.
  15. Spoon tomato soup or sauce over rolls.
  16. Cut up any remaining cabbage and place it on top.
  17. Cover and cook at 350 F for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The internal temperature should be 165 F.

Recipe Notes

I always make a large batch so I can freeze and share this recipe. It takes some time to make but it’s worth the effort.

Nutrition Facts
Cabbage Rolls
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 502mg22%
Potassium 820mg23%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cabbage Rolls

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