Recipes from Home: Holubky (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

Menu Part: 
Entree
Serves: 
Depends on amount of filling in rolls

Joanne Kinsey, director of school nutrition services, Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools, says: As a young child I would spend vacations with my grandparents, who were Czechoslovakian. My grandfather spoke very little English, so I spent most of my time with my grandmother. She loved to cook authentic Czechoslovakian food and served it at all of our family gatherings. My love for cooking was a result of her teaching. This is one recipe my mother continued to make for our family. It always brings back fond memories of growing up in an intergenerational household.

Ingredients

1 large head cabbage
1 cup shredded cabbage
3⁄4 cup uncooked rice
1⁄2 cup diced onions
1⁄4 cup diced green pepper
1⁄4 cup diced carrots
1 lb. ground beef
3⁄4 tsp. salt
1⁄2 tsp. pepper
1⁄2 cup sour cream
1⁄2 cup canned tomato soup

Steps

1. Parboil head of cabbage, separate leaves and set aside.

2. Mix together shredded cabbage, rice, onions, peppers, carrots, meat, salt and pepper.

3. Form mixture into loose rolls, leaving room for rice to expand. Wrap each roll in cabbage leaf; fasten with toothpicks. Put into greased casserole. Pour ½ cup water over rolls. Bake 90 minutes at 350°F.

4. Stir soups together; pour over rolls and bake an additional 30 minutes at 300°F.  

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