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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Steven Pennington
Chef inspired cabbage recipe with freshness and balance
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine polish
Servings 12

Suggested Equipment

Food Processor


Cabbage Rolls Filling

  • pound Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Ground Sausage
  • 1 stalk Green Onion - add to processor
  • 6 caps Mushrooms with stem
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • ½ large Onion
  • 1 stalk Green Onion - add once combine

Tomato Sauce

  • 24oz can Tomato Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Chile Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Fennel Seed
  • ¼ teaspoon Fresh Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flake


  • Begin by combining the beef, the sausage, 1 green onion stalk, garlic salt, and all mushrooms in the food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • Move base mix in a food processor into a mixing bowl
    Then chop ½ of one onion (small dice), chop one medium tomato, 1 stalk of green onion ( chopped) and add to the mixing bowl and combine ingredients

Preparing the Cabbage

  • Cut the base off the head of cabbage
  • Remove at least 12 leaves. I would cook 1 or 2 more in case they rip
  • Cook until tender in soft boiling salted water for about 12 minutes or until tender. (salty like your cooking pasta)
  • Once cooked place into an ice water bath to stop the cooking

Making the Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

  • Layout one cabbage leaves and fill with the stuffing mix starting on the end without the stem. Try to not overfill. Using your fingers shape the filling.
  • Roll up the cabbage back toward the thick stem end. This will provide a nice presentation.
  • Once rolled up, lightly press down on the roll to help it keep its shape
  • Arrange the stuffed cabbage rolls in a 9 by 13 casserole dish. Try to keep the stem in the same direction for presentation.
  • Pour the tomato sauce over all the cabbage rolls. Make sure to cover all of them. Add enough sauce to cover the cabbage rolls by half or more.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake @ 325 for around one hour or until tender.
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