Guluptsie (Cabbage Rolls) Recipe
These cabbage rolls are stuffed with a mixture of beef, pork, and venison, then baked in a tomato sauce. I remember my grandmother making these on special occasions, usually when she had a lot of hands to help her! This is time consuming but most excellent, and the rolls freeze well for later consumption.
Very good start to the recipe. I made it as the recipe states with the exception of using ground pork and ground chicken (instead of beef) and brown rice instead of white to make this a bit healthier. The flavor is a little bland but that just needs a bit more sage and parsley so more of a chicken soup than a chicken broth. I'd suggest bullion instead of broth. The only other change is to double the tomatoes and sauce and add some to the meat mixture. There wasn't enough sauce to sufficiently cover the rolls and the filling was a bit dry. Like I said, good recipe and with a couple easy tweaks, a great recipe!
I love these! Although , I do not bake mine. I just let them simmer in tomato sauce for about an hour. They are great with sour cream!
My mother-in-law from Poland and I have watched and learned how to make it. Only changes I do are - I use 60% ground beef to 40% ground pork. Basically like what some would use for a meat loaf mixture. Also I brown a chopped onion with about 4-6 slices of bacon and add to the meat/rice mixture. When you boil the cabbage leaves, save the water that it is cooked in and use instead of chicken broth. My mother in law insists on this step! Great to make a day ahead of company and reheat, the flavors are even better :)
Savoy cabbage leaves are stuffed with ground beef, ground sausage and rice in this traditional dish.
I make (galupke') i am slovak. Very similar. I make mine on top of the stove. I layer the rolls in lrg. Pot, in between layers i put the small unusable leafs and chopped whole tomatoes. When you are done with layers add water till you see it in the pot, then cover partially bring to a boil then simmer for a couple hrs. I lay some keilbasa pieces on top toward t e end. The vest part is the Kapusta, which is the loose cabbage that you have put in between the layers and the juice, like cabbage soup. I am 72yrs old and this is how my Bubbi made this and she was born in Slovakia and this is how the Bubbies (now me)make it in the church, we teach the young ones to keep the tradition going, also baked goods from the old country and well everything.
Turns out, cabbage rolls are the perfect easy dish for experimentation, you can easily bring in global flavors through sauces and spices, change up the fillings to accommodate any and all dietary programs, and they are always an affordable and easy way to feed a family or gathering of friends.
Cabbage leaves filled with ground beef and rice are simmered in tomato soup for this Polish-inspired favorite.
Halupki, also known as stuffed cabbage, is a dish made of rice, beef, and pork encased in cabbage. It's drizzled with a sweet tomato sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes, if desired.