these things are addictive! sounds gross, i know. anything with cabbage in it makes me cringe a litte.
the cooking process actually gives the cabbage a pasta texture, and they are more like 'sausage and cheese rolls' than anything.
try it, i promise you will make them again and again!
my husband's favorite dish!
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core the cabbage(remove the hard middle) with a large knife, being careful not to cut the leaves.
boil the cabbage for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the leaves are pliable, but not soft.
note: it took me some time to get the time right on this, if you make them too soft, they will be impossible to roll.
remember that they will cook a little bit later on in the oven.


brown the ground beef, sausage, onions and seasonings in a skillet.
add salt and pepper to taste.
you MUST cool the meat in the freezer after it is fully cooked for at least 15 minutes. while the meat is cooling, cook the rice.
add two eggs and cooked rice to cooled meat and mix, this will be your filling.
General Zod2 years ago
These look soooooo good. I have a friend that's Hungarian, and she was trying to explain this to me. I tried it but had no luck. Thank you for making an 'ible of this with pictures so I can try my hand at it again.
alessiof765 years ago
I am Italian, I never ate this .. but looks good
mollypierucci (author)  alessiof765 years ago
thanks, it is good. my husband is from argentina and it is a recipe his family cooks- they are italian transplants. we mix a lot of italian 'style' (marinara for example) with the argentine spanish traditional food. hence, 'italian' cabbage rolls. p.s. i'm american, and i've never eaten several 'american' foods... you should try it, it's awesome!
I have often eaten something similar, the same stuffed into tomatoes or eggplant however, I decided to try your recipe!
mollypierucci (author)  alessiof765 years ago
OOOO- that looks delicious! let me know how the cabbage works out for you, it's become one of our favorite dishes for sunday afternoon. :)
excuse me if yesterday i have not replied. I am not able to translate your request I speak badly English and use translator (sorry)
letstrythat6 years ago
If you go to a produce store they sell a cabbage call "new cabbage'" the whole head is like the outer leaves on head cabbage. Every leaf is dark green and very easy to work with. Regular cabbage leaves get thicker and harder to work with as you get to the center of the head.
StephK7036 years ago
Made these tonight, they are SO good! Thanks for the post. Yum!
These look great! I actually like cabbage, so that's a double bonus. I'll definitely have to give this a try.
xrobevansx7 years ago
I have never had these except by my grandmother. THANKS!
oh...and they ARE addictive!!
Woah... those actually look pretty good. As said in the first paragraph, they're addictive. I'm not sure if they are, but they look addictive. :P
Nice job.