Cabbage Rolls

Number of Servings: 
Cabbage Rolls
Prep Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes

8 leaves of cabbage
1 pound lean ground beef
1/3 cup rice
2/3 cup water
1 cup tomato juice
16 ounce tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 onion, chopped
1 egg (beaten)


Bring water to a boil, add rice. Reduce to simmer, stir often. Remove from heat when ready
Mix ground beef, onion, juice, egg, S&P and rice in a bowl. Separate into 8 portions.
Roll beef filling into a cabbage leaf, and place seam-side down in a pan
In a bowl, mix sauce, lemon, worcestershire and sugar
Pour mixture over top of the rolls
Bake at 350 till done, ~45 minutes.


To soften the cabbage, boil the head for about 5 minutes. Leaves will come off easier and be easier to work with. Otherwise, par boil the leaves alone, to soften for rolling

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Total votes: 821
Update: Just made these tonight

They were pretty good, but I would halve the onion, chop it more finely, and increase the rice by almost 100%. Also, it needs some seasoning in the meat...also, the brown sugar/lemon/Worcestershire made a thin BBQ sauce that just didn't belong. I have not edited the recipe to reflect these observations.

Wilfred Reinke ...
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Cabbage Rolls

My mom use to make them but with out rice ( I can not bring my self to eat rice, let's just say the look of it reminds me of something that I can not handle. I have not had cabbage rolls in such a long time!