Cabbage Rolls
(1 reviews)
Prep time:
45 min
Cook time:
2 h

Cabbage rolls made easy and tasty.  Great to freeze for another day too.  Simple ingredients.

2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
4 cups water
2 large heads cabbage
1 cup water
2 onions, chopped
3 tbs butter
3/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1/2 pound pork sausage
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1 (26 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, with liquid
8 bay leaves
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a medium saucepan cook 2 cups rice according to package directions.
  3. Remove the core from the cabbages
  4. Place 1 cabbage in a microwave proof container with a lid with core side down.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup water into the container with the cabbage, cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn cabbage over and cook covered for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Let cool handle.
  8. Cook second cabbage the same way
  9. Separate leaves carefully, removing any hard or tough ribs.
  10. Saute half of the onions in 3 tbsp butter and cook until tender, not browned.
  11. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked and uncooked rice, cooked and uncooked onions, ground beef, pork sausage, garlic, salt, black pepper and sugar and mix well.
  12. Spoon about 2 tbsp of mixture onto each cabbage leaf. Bring one end of cabbage leaf over mixture, roll and tuck ends in to prevent any filling from falling out.
  13. Using two baking dishes (9x13) place some left over cabbage leaves in bottom of each.
  14. Place cabbage rolls in a single layer tight against each other.
  15. In a food processor or blender combine tomato soup and tomatoes.
  16. Pour mixture over the cabbage rolls until just covered.
  17. Place 4 bay leaves on top of sauce in each dish.
  18. Cover each dish with aluminum foil.
  19. Bake for 2 hours.
  20. Serve hot.
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